John Corzine wasn't re-elected in my home state of New Jersey yesterday. I think he has been the best Governor ever. It's a sad day. From this defeat, I hope the Democratic Party learns lessons taken from the Daily Kos website:
"If you forget why you were elected -- health care, financial services, energy policy and immigration reform -- you will lose votes."
It's hard to see how Governor Corzine let New Jerseyans (ites?) down, but perhaps his message wasn't strongly communicated enough despite spending big-time to win.
Let's hope the federal government, which all Americans should get behind if they have any desire for unity and any sense of patriotism, will effect change in social policies for the better.