For a range of conservative punditry on today's extremely off-year elections, we recommend NRO's symposium.
The consensus: conservatives will mostly win, demonstrating the backlash against Big Government and a return to core conservative values.
The advice: Rs need to be conservatives but remain big-tent conservatives.
The likely buzz: mainstream media will either ignore conservative victories or see them as problematic for the GOP, constraining the party from moving left where it ought to be. Such is demonstrable nonsense.
Our meta-punditry: the United States remains an inherently conservative nation that occasionally flirts with the Left. Why? The Left appealingly addresses objectives sought by all people while providing means that semmingly bypass the hard stuff. But after the flirtation, cold reality takes hold and restores the notion that virtuous means are needed to achieve virtuous ends. We have our flirtations, but in the end we come back home.