H.P, hello! I apologize for not weighing this question back in January when you asked me. I did not even know that there was a site listing personal questions until today. I know I have been here for a long time, but I kind of go my own way and don't think about much but expressing myself in heart language or reading hubs by others who tend to do the same. You are one of those people. I have not read one of your hubs in awhile. I will have to zip over to your site and see what you have to say about the world at the moment.
I think the Democratic Party lost because the Tea Party went into the state full force and surprised a lazy Party politic. Seriously! I think that many thought it would never happen in Massachusetts. It was a wake up call.
And Americans like to point fingers. We have gotten to be experts on passing the buck. In this case, Obama's election timing was unfortunate. He was plunged into the deep end, as we used to say in my Red Cross lifeguard class.
Brown isn't having an easy time of it. No politician is. It is a contentious job for people with more stomach than I!