Mark Ambinder writes that early exit polls say 3 in 10 Republican voters are independents, while 4 in 10 Democratic voters are independents.

Dana Milbank aboard the Bullshit Express:

Washington Post editorial writer Ruth Marcus asks him about his recovery from when "your campaign allegedly imploded in July."

"Grand times, weren’t they?" the candidate recalls ruefully. He cites four factors: his strong debate performances, the support of erstwhile-Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, his town hall meetings in New Hampshire and, particularly, the success of the surge in Iraq. "Thank God it’s off the front pages," he says.

Sweet Jesus, let Romney kick his ass.