I stated that no matter who won, they would not have a mandate. Given the state of the electoral college and the fact that FL is probably going to go to Obama... I would say that last night, the American people made a pretty strong statement.
I was not surprised to see NH go into the Romney column. I spent some time Monday making phone calls for the Obama campaign to NH residents and most of the people I talked to planned to vote for Obama.
I think the real winners last night were the voters. In droves, the voters let the corporations, the special interests and the political pundits know that we the people get to have the final say.
The real losers last night were the big money donors and the special interests. 6 billion dollars for essentially the status quo.
Lets not forget Obamacare. Now that the American people know more about what it is and how it benefits them, it became less of a campaign issue.
Scott Brown lost to Warren because he ran a lousy campaign. Unfortunately for Brown..he didn't get it until that last Suffolk poll came out. Then he changed his tune but it was too little, too late.
I think the lack of trust in the Republican Party to do the right thing cost them. The failures of the GOP leadership to distance themselves from clowns like Akin and Mourdock led to a fundamental distrust and cost them them the Senate.
Finally...I think Republicans in the House are going to be forced to work in a bipartisan manner. Last night's results clearly indicate that the American People are just blaming Obama for the gridlock in Washington. I think if the House republicans continue to be obstructionist...they will find themselves looking for other work in two years.