Dean Barnett has a thoughtful, honest and gracious concession of defeat
on Hugh Hewitt's blog. A sample:
At the risk of committing apostasy, last night's defeat is good not only for our party but more importantly for our ideas and ideals. Those ideas and ideals have for too long taken a backseat to other less noble concerns. New leadership must emerge, leadership that understands our principles, can articulate them, and will not abandon them. A long overdue reckoning must now begin.
And there are others on the right taking their lumps today instead of bitching and moaning. Sure, they had months to prepare their scripts, but even so, the left wing might *gasp* actually have something to learn from their opponents.