The NY-09 and NYV-02 election results were like electroshock therapy for Democrats who worry about party before party leader, and fear a convulsion in 2012 more complete than in 2010.

Imagine the election returns coming in Tuesday night as senior Democrats watched in horror, and then imagine Jack Nicholson in the scene from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.  You get the picture.

Via HotAir, comes this audio of John Fund suggesting we are approaching a moment when it is conceivable senior Democratic leaders approach Obama in private and suggest he not run for reelection.  The therapy, though undesired, may have worked such that Democrats are thinking clearly now.

Would they dare? And what would he do?

(By the way, was I the first to diagnose the dilemma,  or what?)