The Democrats have descended into full terrarium-overpopulated-with-starving-gerbils mode as they all try desperately to affix the blame for Coakley's loss to Brown.
1) Politico has some nice grouping, with Rahm Emanuel blaming Coakley, Massachusetts congressman Richard Neal blaming "malaise", and one unnamed Democratic strategist blaming The One, Himself: "We lost independents in Virginia, we lost independents in New Jersey and we’re losing independents in Massachusetts. The only thing those three states have in common is Obama.”
2) David Axelrod shakes his head sadly, like a doctor in an old movie who's been called in to give a prognosis on some shot-up gangster. "David Axelrod said today that if the White House had been asked earlier, more could have been done for embattled Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley in Massachusetts."
3) Chris Mathews seems to think the problem is post-tribalism.
4) John Kerry blames, er, Sarah Palin.
5) Movie critic Roger Ebert thinks the culprit is the sheer ingratitude of the people of Massachusetts toward Ted Kennedy (H/T: Ed Driscoll).
6) House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (if that really is his name) blames GOP obstructionism.
Excellent. Note how many of them blame everybody but themselves and their own unpopular policies. Hold that thought, guys!