I thought this editorial
It was a victory party fit for the 1 percent....
It continues to amaze me how/why anyone in their right mind in the Romney camp tagged Romney as being, in some magical, mystical way, a "native son" of Massachusetts. He grew up in freakin' Michigan. And he rarely spent any time here even when he was Governor.
And because we are the bluest
state in the US, he was also doomed to never carry us. It was a weird, losing proposition from the get-go. Of course he also didn't carry Michigan, but he had much more of a fighting chance there. But, bottom line, he didn't hold a big rally-style "victory" party here because they knew we common folk would crash the party and give him hell.
I recall in 1980; I was an Anderson supporter and went to his party, then I went up two flights to the Reagan victory party, where things were a lot livelier. Of course this was way earlier than 9/11 and it was not his home base (his was California of course) but I recall there being a freer atmosphere and people were friendly even though my pals and I were wearing rather obvious and showy Anderson paraphernalia. Hell, I recall getting hit on (I was 18 at the time). I cannot see that kind of free access and out and out pleasantness in the Romney campaign and party. With the Reagan folk, egad, 32 years ago, at least for that night there was a feeling that we could set aside our differences and just be cordial to one another. I have never been a Reagan supporter and I am no apologist for him, but those people didn't look down their noses as a symptom of class warfare like I saw this week.