Robert L Borosage at the Huffingtonpost has these words of wisdom for Americans who voted for Obama:
Forget about the routine chattering class babble about how America is a "center right" nation and Obama must "govern from the center." That claim was misleading even before this election. Americans are voting for a northern, liberal, Ivy League educated, African American, former college professor to be president... Conservative nation? Govern from the center? In reality, the center has moved.
It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support.