President Barack Obama's party lost control of the U.S. House and almost lost control of the Senate. How then does that make the President a winner?
Now, instead of a liberal agenda directed by San Francisco Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Republicans will be calling the shots. With the House check in place, President Obama will have no choice but to offer a moderate agenda more appealing to middle America than was happening under Pelosi's leadership. When the Obama agenda inevitably fails thanks to the Republican House, President Obama will be able to run for re-election against the "Do Nothing" United States House of Representatives, just like President Harry Truman did in 1948.
Republicans would be foolish to think this election hurts President Obama's re-election chances in 2012. Actually it improves the odds President Obama is re-elected in 2012.