While there is a growing progressive trend supporting vetoes of radical right-wing legislation, there is a definite backlash against centrist, populist, Blue Dog-style Democrats in North Carolina and all across the South.
The governor of Wisconsin apparently forgot that the Reagan Revolution wouldn't have happened without Reagan Democrats -- voters who defected from the Democrats and nearly split the union vote against Carter.
Symbols matter. Elections are about perceptions. Once Hillary is put away, Obama will need Bill, so I suggest he improve his groveling. Hell, he secured that lapel pin and got that bowling ball down the lane, didn't he?