When Josh Marshall refers to "the quality of the race [Hagan] ran," what exactly does he mean?
The endless negative ads that left even supporters weary?
The failure to veer from the DC playbook and take a stand on something other than "Kochs bad, er, War on Women!"?
The inability to tap into the very real dismay with Raleigh that has motivated many North Carolinians for two years?
Because those are the qualities I saw in the race she ran.
It's possible that Kay had almost no shot last night, given the way things broke across the country. But she damn sure wasn't winning with that campaign.
I read TPM for outside-the-bubble thinking. This analysis I could get from network teevee.