After being silent for the night, Cory makes a statement about his loss. In probably the most ungracious and bitter manner possible:
…For all my cogitation over the past decade-plus of blogging, for all my efforts to inspire by example and run a smart, efficient, principled, and fearless campaign, I couldn’t break 40%, either, against a petty man who sits around the last days before an election watching football and stoking fears of Sharia law. I did everything I thought would provide a model for Democratic success, and I produced failure, just like every other new Democratic candidate (and several more experienced colleagues).
Beating the self-serving ignorance of the Republican Party should not be hard. Yet somehow, for us South Dakota Democrats, it is.
I did have a moment to chat with Senator-elect Novstrup this morning and oddly it sounds that while Heidelberger had enough time to compose a post where he called Novstrup names, he couldn’t find a moment to physically get on the phone, call Al, and congratulate him in his race. Unlike Hoerth. Or Dennert. Or Elliot, who all managed to have enough class to do so after their hard fought battles.
So much for losing with dignity.