I think we have had a bit of a drubbing today (from what I have seen, councillor wise) even though there have actually been quite a few positive things to spin. I think it was the high expectations towards the end which made us forget ourselves for a moment and just led us to wish for the best to come true.
I was quite pessimistic well before the elections and warned often enough in the last 6 months that people were getting far too carried away (delusional, in my view) and that we would be lucky to keep the seats we have and the kind of support we got at the EU elections - especially seeing as it is a different election method.
I think people focussing on ballot papers which were not there, or people being locked out of polling stations etc is for the most part just misguided sour grapes, because it still would not have delivered us any significant breakthrough in my opinion. Let us, for once, try and keep it real for a change because we need to pick up the pieces. Fooling ourselves and having Nationalist blogs and message boards blustering with scathing rhetoric is not going to change anything and nor will it solve the problems we have had.