Excuses using Political Spin
Everyone knows that politicians use political spin in campaigns before elections to gain an advantage over his / her opponent. In this case, spin was used after the defeat in an election as a way to boost the reputation of candidate John Stephen's in a New Hampshire district race for future elections. A day after the election, Greg Moore, Stephen's campaign spokesman came out and said that "they (the New Hampshire Republican Party) can directly relate their wins to having John Stephen as the top candidate" and "while John fell short, he framed the debate. He set the issues and was instrumental in fiscally-conservative candidates being elected." This shows me how truly manipulative politicians are and that elections don't truly end after the vote is tallied.