I thought this nugget in Ben Smith’s piece on Steve Schmidt’s and David Plouffe’s view of the presidential race was quite interesting:
He (Schmidt) also explained his decision to deny Palin an election night speech as a nod to the fact that the concession is a “singular moment” in American public life.
“It begins the process by which power is transferred peacefully,” he said.
Is Schmidt implying that Palin would have given an incendiary speech that would have, in some small way, disrupted the peaceful transfer of power? I don’t disagree but it’s an interesting admission, to say the least, if I’m interpreting it correctly.
Update. I agree with renato that the whole piece is a bit of a blockbuster. The stuff about Lieberman is interesting as well (it’s what we already knew, but it’s interesting to see Schmidt admit it).