As I see it, Obama was elected because the country was in crisis, which really means the poor guy was beset with problems not of his doing from day one. We gave him one year - ONE YEAR - to attempt to make major changes all while trying to contain the various fires left from his predecessor. And because things weren't being done fast enough, the fine voters of Massachusetts go and elect a guy from the other side of the aisle. And now there is fear that vulnerable Democrats will switch parties to avoid a hostile takeover in the next election. Ugh.