George Neumayr in the American Spectator:
" `Victory has a thousand fathers,` said John F. Kennedy, `but defeat is an orphan.`Barack Obama as a centrist was alwaysÂ a David Axelrod created myth. This is something we said before the election, and Americans who get their news from the New York Times are finding out afterwards.
David Axelrod, netting the prize for the most shameless display of post-defeat spinning, added an additional father to Bob McDonnell`s victory in Virginia: Barack Obama.
McDonnell ran `not as a Sarah Palin Republican, but more as a Barack Obama centrist,` said Axelrod, according to liberal columnist E.J. Dionne.
Axelrod`s fanciful description of Obama as a `centrist` betrays what he denies: that hundreds of thousands of voters in major states once thought permanently blue did recoil from a year of radical, Obama-led change, both real and proposed."