Why Obama Won

Watch what Michelle says here in response to the second question (roughly minute 1 to 2). That connection with people who have boring jobs they aren't passionate about is why Obama won and why the GOP can't connect -- because, with the exception of Rick Santorum (who is too angry-seeming for national office) and Paul Ryan behind the scenes but not yet too much publicly, no one in the GOP has mastered the language of defending the little guy, even if its self-understanding is being for the little guy. (I thought I wrote a long post about this around the election, but can't find it. Maybe it was a mind-post. Oh, wait, here it is: what about the quiet americans?)