It seems every Republican has a different explanation for why they lost so badly on election night. Paul Ryan, the would-be V.P., now back to Representative of Wisconsin, chimed in today, saying,
Well, he got turnout. The president should get credit for achieving record-breaking turnout numbers from urban areas for the most part, and that did win the election for him.
Liberals couldn't help but notice that Ryan wasn't laying any of the blame on himself or his policies:
Liberal blogs Think Progress and Daily Kos made similar points. That this election was about the issues and the cases made by each candidate, not some sort of urban/rural divide.
Writer and diplomat Ronan Farrow was the most blunt:
And to top it all off, Slate writer Matt Yglesias provides some hard evidence to dispute Ryan's claim.