Goodbye, Incumbents

More evidence that the nation’s voters are not happy with our elected representatives:  five-term Senator Arlen Specter, who casually switched parties at the start of the Obama Administration, was defeated in yesterday’s Democratic primary in Pennsylvania, Blanche Lincoln, the Democratic Senator from Arkansas, was forced into a run-off election, and Rand Paul, the “tea party” favorite who was seeking the nomination for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, crushed the endorsed establishment candidate in the Republican primary.

We’ll learn more about how deep and wide this voter unhappiness is in the coming months, but so far it seems pretty clear that voters want to change direction, and in a significant way.