Has the country turned against Obama? Are the majority of Americans against Obama’s goals?
If you really want to know, perhaps you should check national polls or wait until the 2012 presidential election.
Perhaps Massachusetts voters are not in favor of Obama and the Democratic health care plan. Perhaps they just didn’t like Coakley. Regardless, I never give much credence to the idea that a local or state election necessarily paints a picture of the nation as a whole.
Either way, the Massachusetts electorate has single-handedly changed the face of the health care debate/process. Which is either wonderful or abhorrent, depending on your political stance.