Norm Demers, long a figure in Democratic circles in New Hampshire, made one of the most telling statements during an analysis of the elections last night on the local ABC affiliate, WMUR. While I don't remember the statement verbatim, it was so profound that I couldn't help but remember the gist of it.
Something that newly elected Democrats must remember is that we must deliver on our promises and not discount the will of our constituents. This election wasn't so much a mandate for the Democratic party as a vote against Republicans. They're not the same thing.
Truer words were never spoken. If I recall correctly, Demers also said something about that the Democratic party will ignore this at their own peril. After all, it's just as easy to be voted out as it is to be voted in. Easier, in fact.