Boehner/Barbour-led election night event to be low-key affair.
“You don’t celebrate at a time when one in 10 Americans are out of work and our children’s future is threatened by mountains of debt.”
This is yet another sign that Republicans are thinking through how to handle the optics of (likely) victory to make sure they don’t mess it up even before they take office in January. Just as the Obama White House has a blueprint to follow in the case of defeat (Clinton, ’94-’96), GOP leaders can look at the same period to get clues about what might work and might not work for an ascendant congressional party that doesn’t control the White House. Also of note: that the RGA’s leader is linking up with the Washington-wing. That’s likely to set the pattern for beyond November 2, a la the post-1994 election.