For a guy who just barely pulled it out, Terry McAuliffe sure didn’t act like it. He knows he has a great deal of work to do to now govern Virginia. McAuliffe’s mention of Thomas Jefferson’s 1800 Inaugural was a sign that he wants to move beyond the campaign.
Somewhere the Clintons are smiling, knowing that their guy is now in charge and will give them a big leg up on 2016.
At the same time you can hear both wings of the GOP ringing their hands over what might have been. These differences will soon play themselves out in 2014 and beyond.