Kuhn has a strong, though hardly singular point. The president won election due to the economic collapse that citizens, rightly or wrongly, laid at the feet of the party in power, i.e, the Bush Administration. Which was reasonable. What was NOT reasonable was the perception among the Left that an Obama victory was philosophical in nature and the sign of a political realignment. In fact, and poll after poll has borne this out, Americans simply wanted to try another hand on the tiller to see if the new guy could get the ship of state off of the rocks. Instead, we have run further aground.