Yeah, without conflict, there's no interesting story. I think where it gets weird, though, is where the naysayers seem to be acting out their role as one-dimensional caricatures of the right, in this particular case. You could post this OP and someone might come in and say "It sucks because I disagree with the platform on which this candidate ran," but, instead, it came off as "It sucks because I don't even know anything about this particular candidate's platform, nor the platform of the opponent, but I'm assuming that no one else knew either, so therefore it's bad!" Which could further be paraphrased into a cartoony "Grumble grumble get off my lawn nothing's no damn good anymore like the good old days grumble!" to the most casual readers. But this could have been a truly interesting conversation, had it been someone who came in here to naysay and actually gave a damn about any of the supported facts.