OK, a colleague of mine complained that all the candidates suck and that he wasn't going to vote at all because of it. Fine, but by not participating, you are more or less ensuring that the very worst candidates go by ... because they're the ones whipping up their bases to actually show up and cast ballots. Besides, if you wait until you get a good candidate, you'll probably never vote at all. Politics is an absolute cesspool (which is exactly why we should give politicians as little power as possible), but as Churchill said, "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
(Or maybe this guy?)
While I'm at it banging my drum about visible inclusivity, note that Tim Scott of South Carolina is the first African-American senator to be elected from the South since Reconstruction. Scott's win also makes him the first African-American to be elected to both houses of Congress.
Oh, and even in victory: GOP, DON'T GET COCKY. You still need to work - and work hard - on outreach to ....well, everybody, but especially women and minorities and libertarian-minded independents. You should not tolerate nut case candidates that make the entire party look stupid. You seriously need better messaging. I am also not on board with some of your loopy social-con fixations, and the fact that I don't want the Dems telling me how to run my life doesn't mean that I want you or anybody else telling me how to run it either!
Watch out, Cleo. Someone else wants to be Queen of Denial.
So to close: Congratulations and good luck, midterm winners. We will be watching, and we will be holding your feet to fire and calling you out if and when you screw up ... because that's a civic duty and responsibility every bit as important as voting.