A year ago after the Obama victory and the sweep in the House and Senate, we were hearing about the great realignment, the death of conservatism, [how] the Republicans were in the wilderness, how this is going to be a generational thing.
It lasted not a generation but maybe eight or nine months. And what you see here is the tip of the iceberg. You've got a Democrat in [Alabama] in a seat that has been Democratic since 1866 switching. He knows what is happening now.