In its lead editorial the day after, the NY Times pronounced: “The Democrats had an exceptionally weak candidate in Massachusetts, but the result calls into question the party’s tactical political competence.”
In other words, voters are not fed up with the form and content of the government of Mr. Obama and the Democrats, and if the party had only run a well known celebrity – preferably with the last name of Kennedy – all would have been well.
The editors are trying to head off a retreat on the health care legislation. This is the rationalization of the elitist social engineers who will not accept that the American people are rejecting them – first in Virginia and New Jersey and now Massachusetts.
Stay the course, all will be well.
My guess is that the politicians in the party will see it differently.
Please read on.