MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “Two or three hours from now, we’ll have a brand new President. He will really be the President. Bush will not be President....It’s going to be like the Romanovs, too, and I mean that. There’s a sense here that they are fallen from grace, that they’re not popular, that the whole family will now go into retreat. You have a sense that the former President Bush already “
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson: “[It won’t] happen exactly like the Romanovs “
Matthews: “It’s not like the Romanovs in the end, but there’s a sense of retreat here.”