It turns out there were core contradictions in the promises Barack Obama made to the country in 2008. They caught up with his party on Tuesday in Massachusetts.Yet the flight or demobilization of so many of Obama's former supporters -- Coakley received roughly 850,000 fewer votes on Tuesday than Obama did in 2008 -- cannot be blamed on her shortcomings alone. Obama needs to resolve the contradictions that are plaguing him and to come out fighting. The president may not be entirely comfortable with this, but now he's fighting for his political life.Howie P.S.: I don't have a link but I read that the turnout of younger voters was much lower than in the fall '08 election.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
"Mass. Senate race exposes the contradictions of Obamaism"