Sunday, November 18, 2012

Are Republicans "Over It?"

Sara Nealeigh

ABC News writer Michael Falcone suggest they are. In fact, he does more than suggest; he states it outright. The lede for his latest story for ABC Politics is short, sweet, and to the point, just like all journalists are taught ledes should be.

“Republicans are over it.”

While Mitt Romney was busy blaming his loss on “gifts” from the President to groups over a conference call to his donors, apparently Republicans across the nation were busy coping with the election results. Especially, Romney thinks these “gifts” were given to Hispanic voters.

If you ask me, it sounds like someone is a sore loser. Romney explained other reasons in his conference calls that he says caused him to lose the election. It appears the Republicans got over their pain and suffering much more quickly than Romney.

For those like myself who are just glad the entire campaign process is over regardless of political view, ABC’s OTUS (Of The United States) has a “best of” piece that stirs up some memories from the campaign. Some are humorous, some painful, but there are a few entertaining entries. Best dressed and biggest upset are two categories in the slide show.

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In addition, ABC briefly discusses a photo that went viral in the last week. A photo taken by Ohio University alum Pete Sousa shows Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney and President Obama making one of Maroney’s infamous candid faces.

How can Republicans still be upset after seeing a picture that humorous? How can anyone be upset, really.

Luckily, most of the drama that I noticed consuming the headlines last week has really died down. Purely sticking the main page of ABC politics, there is only one story that talks about Jill Kelley, and a sidebar story that talks about a possible book deal for Paula Broadwell. Republican or not, the media seems to be getting over that soap opera. 

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