John Boehner calls Tuesday's election: "the most historic election in over 60 or 70 years."
Let's see -- 1980, 1964, 1966, 1994, 1946, 1948, 2008? They all pale.
I'm hearing from Republican friends on the Hill that Boehner lacks Newt's manic enthusiasm and is going to be much more considered about how they roll out their changes than in 1994. And that squares with what I know about Boehner. But it would seem, at least for now, that the moment has truly gotten the best of him.