A year after Barack Obama’s election stirred broad hopes for change among American voters, persistent high unemployment and the spectacle of continued gridlock in Washington threaten Democratic dominance of the political landscape.
Tuesday’s defeats in gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey not only ended a decade or more of Democratic gains in those states but also signaled possible trouble ahead in the midterm elections at the national level.
Twenty years ago, he would have at least thrown in a “stinging rebuke” or whatever the 1980s variant of the phrase was. Forty years ago, he would have written that Democrats had tears streaming down their faces.
Now all we get is some warmed over tripe about “possible trouble ahead”?