What has still not been really understood by Obam's White House, by most of his supporters and by a media that mostly focuses on who's up and who's down in Washington during any given week is this: It takes a movement.
Barack Obama has sometimes "disappointed," but he has not "failed." And only those who confuse politics and magic, regretting that he did not transform his country and the world in the wink of an eye, can speak of "failure."
If the voters were trying to send the president a message, what is it? Is it merely: lower taxes, less government? Or was the election more about voter anger and outrage over the state of the economy with its high unemployment and massive foreclosures?