Well, congratulations are due to the Republicans here in Virginia for their victories, statewide. They inherit a gigantic budget crisis, which they will no doubt try to "solve" on the backs of the poor, our schools and further degradation of our transportation infrastructure. It also means that redistricting is going to be an absolute knife fight, given the Democrat's razor-thin margin in the state senate.
On a personal note, I take some pride in the fact that my precinct only went for Bob McDonnell by one vote. What's frustrating is that I think I know who that vote is. I have a neighbor I am confident would have voted for our ticket had she come to the polls. Should I have called her at 4pm while I was handing out sample ballots at the precinct?
They say that one vote doesn't matter. In this case, for my precinct, it did. One vote would've tied East Leesburg for the Democrats in the most Republican election in Virginia in fifteen years. I consider that a small victory.
The next four years will be interesting, to say the least.