On the other hand, if they lose their bid to unseat Obama, they will have mortgaged their future for nothing at all. And over the last several months, it has appeared increasingly likely that the party’s great all-or-nothing bet may land, ultimately, on nothing. In which case, the Republicans will have turned an unfavorable outlook into a truly bleak one in a fit of panic. The deepest effect of Obama’s election upon the Republicans’ psyche has been to make them truly fear, for the first time since before Ronald Reagan, that the future is against them.
— 2012 or Never, New York Magazine. Cette élection est peut-être la dernière qui permettrait au Parti Républicain de ralentir les changements profonds que la société américaine connaît actuellement. Passionnante analyse.