We talked about this on the chat and the election live podcast tonight:
What is the point of Ricochet? The last month or so most of us were convinced that Romney would win this thing. Some of us even drank the Kool-Aid of a Romney landslide. As tonight has shown us we were horribly, terribly, excruciatingly wrong. What happened?
Everything we were saying seemed so reasonable, so well thought out, so logical. The polls and the liberal media were just biased and foolish. But they were right and we were wrong. That makes us seem like the crazy ones. In the depths of my dispair I wonder if we are just a self-reinforcing feedback loop? Are we just hiding behind our paywall mocking the liberals while the world burns around us?
Hopefully I can get Rob Long (and as many of the other Ricochet contributors as possible) to weigh in on this. On the podcast Rob started saying that we need to get out there and change people's minds. How do we even start when we have completely lost the media and the schools and the colleges & universities? How do we convince millions of Americans that the media is lying to them when the media was vindicated and we look so foolish?
And can we even wait for more years? Even with the House of Representatives, the Democrats can rule by fiat. President Obama can issue executive orders, create regulations and make appointments galore. He can instruct his cabinet and their departments to ignore enforcing laws he doesn't like and start changing their rules.
So why Ricochet? Why now? We need to do some deep soul-searching.