This from Jonah Goldberg has to be the best description of election post-mortems I’ve read:
This happens after every election. The partisans and pundits race for the election results like kids charging the disgorged contents of a piñata, claiming convenient facts like candy and shouting, “Mine!” It’s always an unseemly process.
Unfortunately, Goldberg can’t help himself. After writing this, he immediately dives in for his share of the Smarties and Kit Kats.