----- Original Message ----- From: "Wojtek S" <wsoko52 at gmail.com>
[WS:] This puts to rest the long brewing on this list controversy about the "progressive mandate" that Obama or any other politician supposedly received from the voters. These results clearly show that there is no such a thing - progressives have no chance of gaining any meaningful electoral victory under the current system, and most politicians understand that darn well. End of story. It is time that people who think otherwise wake up and stop deluding themselves.
---- This rests on the assumption that the dems represented a progressive alternative.