Neither gubernatorial election amounted to a referendum on the president, but the changing shape of the electorates in both states and the shifts among key constituencies revealed cracks in the Obama 2008 coalition and demonstrated that, at this point, Republicans have the more energized constituency heading into next year's midterm elections.
Nice try, but we're not buying it.
Wonder if the Post is even aware that Obama made 5 - FIVE - trips to New Jersey to help out his "good friend" Corzine, and was handed a 5-point defeat for his trouble. Whenever a President invests that much political capital in a local race, it is ridiculous to dismiss the idea that the election was, in part, a referendum on that President.
But calling the Washington Post ridiculous is like calling the sky blue.