Egos will be replenished and, later, resumés will be polished. Thought, on both sides, will be on "What next?" Liberal spinners will be looking for places in the new Congress, in any Cabinet reshuffle and the resulting "political appointment" maelstrom. Many from Romney's campaign will be wondering why they didn't think to question their bosses; "What is next? is likely to be a troublesome and difficult question.
And then it's just a question of "When will the circus start again?" Because the adrenalin rush of a political campaign, the stress-filled days, the euphoria and despair, the Charybdis of the campaign, sense of being needed, being wanted, of doing something urgent, important, critical - that's too delicious to leave behind.