The impact of this election is profound. Rarely in American history has one event changed everything in American political life. ("A historical moment in American political history." says a liberal talk show host in Boston this morning.)But the lessons of this election are more important for those seeking to implement change. Read the text of Brown's speech (available on Boston.com) for both what it says AND what it does not say. The lessons there need to be heeded. Among them:• Speak to an angry electorate without being angry.• "Independent thinkers" – not Democrats to be criticized or Republicans to be victorious.• Long standing American values still matter. Who we are as a people, and who we are not. Safety, fiscal prudence, fair play (openness) matter. But there is a ying to this yang. 14 months ago this same electorate voted for Obama by 26%. Today's WSJ points out that personally more Americans see him favorably today (saying that as a people we want him to succeed), but he has over-reached. So don't see this election as carrying a conservative or anti-liberal message. The American electorate in nimble and is willing to vote to implement change of any excesses it perceives.So this is not about Republicans and Democrats. It is not even about health care ("Lets start over").The lesson is this. Obama rode a wave of anti-Bush. Brown, like Obama, is a likable guy and he rode a wave of over-reaching in Washington. The American electorate is seeking the middle, and they have clearly said that our leaders have not found that balance.Those seeking to change things – take heed.Pop(living in Massachusetts – and for the first time in my life I am proud of my state.)

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