"The fact is that this was not a major realignment election in my opinion. This was the voters in Connecticut and elsewhere saying we are disappointed with the the Republicans. We want to give the Democrats a chance. But I believe that the American people are considering both major political parties to be in a kind of probation because their understandably angry that Washington is dominated too much by partisan political games and not enough by problem solving and patriotism."
If Americans are angry at both parties, they have a funny way of showing it. How many incumbent Democrats lost?
More commentary from Colin McEnroe
In one of his typically astonishing interviews on "Meet the Press," Lieberman insisted that this was "not a major realignment election" ... despite the fact that ..it was .. a major realignment election. I guess if you can claim you were tied for third in New Hampshire when you finished a distant fifth, you can claim this was not a major realignment.
Update: You can watch the "newscast" here.