COMMON ROOM, Charles Pratt Dormitory – Freshman politics expert Ryan Lehrman ’16 concluded that Election Night was “not a good night” for the Republican Party, treating his classmates to his informed perspective on the night’s events following the concession speech of Gov. Mitt Romney. “I believe the Republicans came up short,” said Lehrman, who suspected that the party was “hoping for a different result.” Based on his analysis, Lehrman determined that the party “needs to improve its outcome in the swing states” and should focus on winning the Electoral College. Lehrman also declared the night positive for President Barack Obama but potentially disappointing for Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.).