The 2010 Election Returns' Worst News for Obama, Democrats

Losing Ohio and Pennsylvania is a serious problem.

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The most troubling aspect of yesterday's election was the GOP success in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Democrats lost both governors' races and several House incumbents in each state. Both states also elected new Republican U.S. Senators. Barack Obama won both states in 2008 and needs to win them again to stay in the White House. 

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We need a much more aggressive economic policy to win back hard pressed blue collar workers.

Yesterday's exit polls indicate that hardly anybody is concerned about the federal deficit. So Democrats have to put concerns about the budget deficit aside to spend money to create new transportation and energy jobs which will lead to a green economy and increased tax revenues.