Republican dreams of winning the Senate are pretty much up in smokes with Manchin win and O’Donnell and Mahon losses. What is interesting is that Joe Manchin won by running like a stone cold Republican. Just look at this ad, does this look like an Obama Democrat? If this is the only way for Democrats to win in this new political climate, then I would have to say the age of Obama is dead.
Going forward, I will be watching Manchin to see if he will keep with his conservative message or if he will just be another Democrat in the machine.