Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) at a Senate Republican press conference on Tuesday: "The president wasn't defeated by huge numbers. In fact, he may not have been defeated at all... I was pleased to be elected policy Chairman again, what we saw in this last campaign was that candidates really mattered. But what you're for also really matters. I think that's one of the reasons that virtually every predictor of what was going to happen in the elections was wrong."