Democrats have to find someone to blame for Tuesday's debacle. President Obama will be their target-in-chief. The blame-shifting has already begun.
Patrick H. Caddell and Douglas E. Shoen are two well-known pollsters who describe themselves as "traditional liberal Democrats who believe in inclusion." They have an article in The Washington Post that may be even more critical of Obama than the Dowd column cited below. They accuse him of behaving in an unpresidential manner, and of further dividing the country. These are probably fair criticisms.