With Romney's big electoral map defeat sinking in, the conservative blogosphere is taking stock of what the loss means for their political movement. And they are anything but conciliatory.
At RedState.com, Erick Erickson exonerates social conservatives and dismisses the gender gap:
"Blame social conservatives if you must, but (A) you are lying to yourself and (B) if this is a fight you want to have, I’m happy to see you in the primaries in 2014. I like my chances."
At Breitbart.com, Joel B. Pollak wants to renew the culture wars:
"And as Andrew Breitbart often reminded us, the most important battles must be cultural ones, because culture and media inevitably shape the political choices we make together. That war must begin anew. And it begins now."
And on NationalReview.com, Kevin D. Williamson focuses on Ohio:
"The lessons of Ohio are that Barack Obama is a skillful demagogue, that the ancients were wise to number envy among the deadly sins, and that offering Americans a check is a more fruitful political strategy than offering them the opportunity to take control of and responsibility for their own lives."