Much of the mainstream media is surprisingly portraying it as I hoped they would....a message for Barack Obama and the nation as a whole.
In addition, we learned three lessons from NBC's Chuck Todd about last night:
Lesson No. 1: Democrats Lost
Lesson No. 2: Obama’s Base Is No Longer Fired Up And Ready To Go
Lesson No. 3: Incumbents, Watch Out
Clearly, these lessons are all significant to Governor Ted Strickland's hopes for re-election.
But that isn't all.
Last night in
Two Democrat Mayoral candidates of major liberal
But what was most interesting, and telling, was the defeat of incumbent Mayor Rhine McLin of
And this has to scare the living hell out of Ted Strickland.
Why? Because in 2006, Strickland won the city of
That means yesterday's election brought a 48 point swing away from how Ted Strickland performed in the city of Dayton three years ago.
Now, of course, the comparison with both NJ and VA isn't perfect. For example, these two mayors faced Independent challengers, not Republicans. Also, neither city is considered a swing state the way
But one thing is clear. In both, Democrats were rejected in cities that have overwhelmingly voted Democrat in previous elections. And in
An omen of things to come? I think so.