Well, I'm sure we're about to be subjected to endless nonsense about how America is really a conservative nation and Obama overreached and blah blah blah. I say "nonsense" because this is how Americans actually vote:
The failure to understand this - and the failure to understand that a too-small stimulus with a large and completely worthless tax cut component was not going to do the job - is the only reason the Democrats are losing. It has nothing to do with policy whether left or right. Americans could care less about policy. All that matters are results - and you don't get results by passing half-assed stimulus bills, letting the banks get away with murder, and then hoping to make up the difference with happy talk.
This isn't specifically about Obama, although he should shoulder some of the blame. Congressional Democrats were the ones that insisted on a stimulus bill that was wholly inadequate to the scale of the job. A too-large stimulus could have been scaled back easily if the economy recovered faster than expected, but no, much better to pass a gigantic but still too-small stimulus and then screw it up by making much of it tax cuts.
I rate the chances of the Democratic Party learning this lesson as less than zero, given how they reacted to Scott Brown and how they failed to turn the progressive campaign rhetoric that won them the Presidency in 2008 into progressive policy.