In an way, this week’s results were entirely just and appropriate. Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer get to lead the Democratic majority their actions helped create, and Trent Lott returns as the #2 in a Senate minority his actions helped create.
Note that McConnell (Ky.) was unopposed for Minority Leader, and the contest for Whip was between Alexander (Tenn.) and Lott (Miss.). Anything that accelerates the trend toward the Republicans’ becoming a Southern regional party, dominated by people who wish the Dixiecrats had won, can’t be all bad.
But Allen’s collapse means that none of the major GOP Presidential contenders will be from the Confederacy.