Winners and losers of the election season
GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin came out as both a winner and a loser in amNY's list. (AP)
The grueling 21-month presidential campaign claimed many victors and victims. Here are amNewYorks post-election picks:
The vice presidential run recharged his career. The everyday senator became a hero to everyday blue-collar Democrats.
Candidates eagerly courted the votes of Americas fastest-growing population.
Saturday Night Live
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin reinvigorated the show. Its politics-themed clips made Web rounds well after showtime.
The 18- 24-year-old voting bloc
They were least likely to show at the polls, but they came out in record numbers and earned a voice.
She was a first-time governor with no national recognition, but her brand is well established and everyone is watching her next steps.
The former New York City mayor went from presidential hopeful and 9/11 champion to an anger-fueled attack dog and cable TV pundit.
His commentary was more unapologetically biased than even Fox News.The GOP
Republicans have lost the presidency, several key governorships and even more Congressional seats, leaving the party in the middle of an identity crisis.
Their methodologies and results were all over the board; we didnt know which one to trust.
A winner and a loser. Her short time in the spotlight showcased her inexperience and ineptitude. 2012 may be too soon for a re-emergence.