Last night it became clear that President Obama’s strategy of winning reelection by “killing” Mitt Romney (to use the words of a Team Obama insider) was a winning one. Obama implemented his strategy through a vicious ad campaign that targeted Ohio, Florida, and Virginia. He also relied on the slurs of surrogates like Harry Reid, who accused Romney of not paying taxes, and Joe Biden, who accused Romney of wanting to put African-Americans back in chains.
How should Republicans obtain revenge? We have a majority in the House and enough votes to filibuster in the Senate. So congressional Republicans should heed the words of Obama: “Voting is the best revenge.” Let that be their motto.