The Obama backlash begins
They like him, but not that much.
President-elect Obama has been thwarted in his attempt to get a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
In a run-off Senate election in Georgia, the Republicans won 60% of the vote after their candidate, Saxby Chambliss (what a name!) campaigned on the basis that a Democrat victory there would be like giving Obama a blank cheque.
Georgia agreed with him.
Maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise – McCain won the southern state in the Presidential election by 52 – 47%.
But the bigger margin of victory in this Senate race suggests the country might just be hedging its bets after months of Obamamania.