I have read in newspaper comments and some blog comments that the Scott Brown won because the Obama was not left-wing enough.
Check out the comments from this column in the tabloid New York Times.
The very first couple of comments I read are repeated here.
The fantasy here is that Obama is, or ever was, a liberal. A generation ago, before the huge shift to the right that occurred in American politics, he would have been considered a moderate Republican, a category that no longer exists.
How old are you, 12? People didn't vote for Brown because Obama is too liberal. They voted for him because Obama isn't liberal ENOUGH. Look at the negative poll numbers on health care reform. A solid 25% say the health care plan doesn't go far enough.
One day, when you're all grown up, you'll get it. (That is, if maintaining your job doesn't demand that you stay in right-wing denial.)
I wonder what dimension these people live in. This is total denial of reality.
I just shake my head in disbelief. I know that there are some who are so far to the left that they have left their brains behind but I am sure that they are few in number. I remember many times in the library reading a narcotic (ie sleep inducing) article in The Nation in which they insisted that the left would win if they only would run real socialists because that's what the masses really wanted. It's like that old story of a newspaper reporter who couldn't believe that Nixon slaughtered McGovern so badly because she didn't know one person who voted for Nixon. All that story really told was how narrow her social circle was. I know a few people who still support Obama but there seems to be fewer of them every week.
I answered this page on Facebook. Now please note that the young people and computer savvy people are supposed to be his biggest supporters. Now look at what the supposedly young and progressive Facebook crowd is saying.
That is a big amount. Now the numbers could narrow some but I don't expect that gap to come anywhere near closing.
What really happened? Gagdad Bob said it best:
My friends, this is the moment when we said NO! to the dork farces who insist that you can fill the economic swimming pool by taking water from the deep end and pouring it into the shallow end. This was the moment -- yes, the delicious moment -- when we came together as a nation and made Tingles Matthews cry on national TV. And folks, it doesn't get any better than that.
The guy has a way with words.