Lots of telephone calls were flying between politicians on election night.
Treasurer Richard Mourdock said he has received numerous calls congratulating him on his win in the Republican primary election over Sen. Richard Lugar.
Among them was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.
Mourdock said he missed Romney’s Tuesday night call, tried to call him back Wednesday and had to settle for Romney’s voice mail.
Also calling were former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and businessman Herman Cain, both former GOP presidential candidates; former Vice President Dan Quayle; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and a slew of other senators.
One senator, though, had not called as of late Thursday: Lugar.
During his victory speech, Mourdock went out of his way to lead the crowd in a round of applause for Lugar’s years of public service.
And I have no doubt that Mourdock will continue to unify the Indiana Republican Party.
But Lugar’s conduct post-defeat is demonstrating the wisdom of the voters in retiring him.