by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
Scott Brown's victory constitutes an unprecedented earthquake in US politics.
Scott Brown's victory dealt a severe blow to the Democratic Party in its own Flag Ship, Massachusetts, the state of the Kennedy family and Tip O'Neil, the state which introduced the health care reform, the only state which voted for McGovern in 1972, the state which had not elected a Republican Senator since Ed Brooke in 1972, the state which accorded President Obama a 26% margin in
Brown's election highlights a victory of the unique
Brown's victory is an indicator of Obama's desertion by Independents, who represent 51% of the
Brown's victory will cause after-shocks throughout the
Brown's victory – on the day of Obama's first Presidential anniversary – confirms that the November 2009 election was indeed a validation of Obama's collapse in public opinion, of the growing public disappointment in Obama's character and capabilities and of Obama's increasing vulnerability at home and abroad. Brown targeted for criticism Obama's domestic and international policies. The Senator-elect represents the majority of the
Brown's victory was achieved in spite of – and due to – the intense involvement of White House Chief-of-Staff, Rahm Emanuel, in Obama's policy-making and in the
Brown's election represents the victory of mainstream
Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
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