Agree with most of it. But not the comparison to Brown. The excitement ovre Brown was all because we finally thought that his election would be the end of Obamacare. I don’t think people were excited about Brown himself, they were excited because he meant the end of Obamacare.
If everyone knew that his election wouldn’t really end up changing anything, there wouldn’t have been nearly as much attention.
And now that he’s shown himself to be a relatively moderate guy so far, you’ve seen the excitement ebb.