ABC has weighed in on what the special elections really mean:'09 Exit Polls: Voters Approve of Obama, Wary of Economy . Considering the fact the voters overwhelmingly tossed Obama's approved candidate for Virginia; and considering the fact that Bush was blamed for the economic collapse that rubbed off on McCain/Palin; and considering the fact that the sitting president usually owns the economy, good or bad: this is really puzzling.
On another topic, Glenn Beck thinks the mood in the country is more towards a third party than bringing back Republicans. I concur. We've had relatively lousy governance in Congress since the late 90s under both majorities. When Palin resigned from the Alaska governorship my WAG was that she was setting up for a third party. I'm sticking with that, for awhile at least.