This, to me, is the single most pithy condensation of what happened on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
From her column in the New York Times, “Romney is President” (of white male America).
If 2008 was about exalting the One, 2012 was about the disenchanted Democratic base deciding: “We are the Ones we’ve been waiting for.”
Last time, Obama lifted up the base with his message of hope and change; this time the base lifted up Obama, with the hope he will change. He has not led the Obama army to leverage power, so now the army is leading Obama.