Byron York has a piece about how our junior Senator has managed to alienate the very people who got him elected. Markos Moulitas of the Daily Kos has just declared Tester an a-hole and is not going to support Tester for re-election. So if you take the Daily Kos crew out of the picture, who does Tester have left as a base?
The problem that Tester has is that he was elected under a false assumption that Montana was becoming more Democratic in politics. That is the result of entirely too much drinking, and Bush fatigue. By 2012, we will have all sobered up, and be asking George who? and what does he have to do with this guy who claims to be a Montanan?
Karl Rove used to work under the theory that you get out your base and you win, since most people don't care. That is way out of date now, as there are Tea Partys and an aroused Independent bloc who reject the Democrat excesses of the last two years. Tester doesn't even have a base, and the Independents are associating him with Obama and Pelosi no matter what he does.
He should have stayed with the ones who brought him. The rest of us don't care.