Mitt Romney shocked Democrats across America with an overwhelming Electoral College victory, taking Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania to go with a reconsolidated South by restoring North Carolina, Virginia and Florida into the Republican electoral ranks.

Harry ReidHarry ReidChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Republicans are headed for a disappointing end to their year in power Obama's HHS secretary could testify in Menendez trial MORE’s hopes of continuing as majority leader are quashed as George Allen, Denny Rehberg, Josh Mandel, Connie Mack, Tommy Thompson, Tom Smith and, yes, Todd Akin all ended up sweeping their Democratic opponents out of office.

And Nancy Pelosi is expected to retire after a bruising loss in her attempt to retake the House, as House Democrats scramble to find new leadership in what is likely to become a long stay in the minority.

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The mass rejection of Obama’s legacy in the Nov. 6 elections can be attributed to one thing: America is a center-right country, and Obama and his cronies are far-left.

Savvy Democrat politicians like Bill ClintonBill ClintonAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert The Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE can win because, having grown up in Southern politics, they speak the language of a center-right country even if they don’t govern from that position.

Obama’s real revolution was that for the first time in 50 years, he was able to win election by running as a liberal candidate.  However, Obama’s reelection was doomed when he chose to double down on the language of the left, running a divisive campaign based upon class warfare.

When Obama took this hard-left tack, he dragged his down-ticket team, and they couldn’t escape from it. A senator like Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open Overnight Finance: White House requests B for disaster relief | Ex-Equifax chief grilled over stock sales | House panel approves B for border wall | Tax plan puts swing-state Republicans in tough spot Senators grill ex-Equifax CEO over stock sales MORE could not pretend to be a conservative to voters in Montana, because Obama’s rhetoric would not let him. Instead, he became a proxy for Obama, and paid the price at the polls.

And that was the case in state after state.


Some might call the above article wishful thinking, but if you are going to be a political pundit, you need to have the guts to write a post-election column before a single ballot is counted.


Rick Manning (@rmanning957) is the communications director of Americans for Limited Government.