McCain Recriminations Watch

The so-called circular firing within the McCain campaign mostly held its fire Tuesday night, as the candidate delivered a gracious concession speech. But there were a few moments worth remembering. Take the press conference early in the day when Steve Schmidt, the campaign’s chief strategist, was asked if he approved of the selection of Sarah Palin as McCain’s running mate. “There’ll be time for all the post-mortems in the race,” Schmidt said. Yes, but was he happy with Palin’s performance during the campaign? “I think that, you know, I think we’ll know in a few hours what the results are, you know, and I—there’ll be a time for all the post-mortem parts of it.” We’ll be all ears.