So it is all but over. The results are for the most part in even though a few states won't call some Senate and House races, and Florida can't get itself to turn on the blue switch. But it seems clear that 1) Barack Obama will continue to another four years as president with both thte popular and electoral majority; 2) Democrats look to pick up twoSenate seats; and 3) Democrats look to pick up at least a couple seats in the House. So how will the results get interpreted? A narrow win for Obama who brought along several other Democrats on his coattails? A repudiation of the Republican's right wing platform?
As for me, the telling thing is not the presidential race, but the Senate and especially the House. Remember that Republicans have had the opportunity to redraw House districts in many states (more than Democrats) and were therefore expected to have a much better chance to hold and gain seats.