Colleagues and scholars from coast to coast, across Bass Strait and all the ships at sea.
Following every election there are three things that are certain to occur:
The sun will rise -
The sun will set -
And there will be a gaggle load of analyses regarding the election outcome.
By far the most sensible post-election analysis came from veteran journalist Mark Shields following the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election:
"There's a terrible temptation on the part of the press after an election. If you win, you're a genius with an I.Q. north of 300. If you lose, you're somehow a dullard who probably isn't able to tie your own shoes."
That is all.