It was another rough election night for me last Tuesday. Yes, yes, President Obama won reelection, largely, I’m sure, thanks to my endorsement, which made all the difference in western Ohio.

On the local front, however, I took my usual pounding, as almost all the candidates I voted for or endorsed got clobbered.

So it goes.

The most egregious case was state rep Derrick Smith, about whom I wrote not one or two but three separate stories pleading with the electorate to vote for Lance Tyson, his hastily recruited third-party rival.