I think you guys are underestimateing Obama and the hold he has on his party and followers. He's given them a lot of what they were asking for in 2008. That should be ackwnowledged. Whether or not he campaigned on it, he gave them the Health Care thing, DOMA, DADT, tax cut extensions, green energy investment and other left-nut causes. when you make those kinds of giveaways to certain parts of your base, you make loyal followers out of poeple who might not have followed you without them.