Auster as pundit vs. the conservative establishment
Paul of Powerline writes:
Most conservatives, including me, were overly optimistic about Republican chances in the Senate. This was due, I think, to our understanding that this was a wave election and our faith that the Senate vote would pretty fully reflect the wave.By contrast, while most Republicans were lusting at the thought of a Republican-controlled Senate, I said over and over again during the past year that I thought a takeover of the Senate by the Republicans was so unlikely that it was not even worth thinking about. Further, I said that in my view such a takeover under current circumstances would be undesirable.
This doesn’t change my sore disappointment at the outcome in individual races, such as in Nevada, where I had hoped for Republican victories.