The state of the union is just miserable, no matter how President Obama sugarcoats it. He will claim that progress has been made in the markets, national security and health care, and he'll be wrong on all fronts.
If, a year after Obama's victory, the Senatorial race to replace Ted Kennedy is close, it can largely be attributed to public disillusionment that Obama and the Democrats have given away too much taxpayer money to Wall Street banks.
In each of the three most important areas of policy with which he has dealt, Obama speaks in the voice of the little people's champion, but his actions cater fully to the demands of the most powerful economic interests.
Operating a business on Main Street is a lot different than lecturing at the Harvard Economic Club. The team Obama surrounded himself with has spent way more time in a faculty lounge than in the corner barber shop.
If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.