Needless to say, NYT FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver came out smelling sweet after his polling averages proved truly predictive. Since he called almost every race correctly, his new book "The Signal and the Noise has shot up from No. 15 at Amazon to No. 3. among all books.
While MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was on point all night–including one brilliant rant against Republican stat-wrangling–ABC anchor Diane Sawyer did not fare so well.
In case you missed it or want to watch it again, here's the newly re-elected President Obama's victory speech from Chicago late Tuesday. Of his next term in office, the president said: "I've never been more hopeful about our future, about America… What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse country on earth."