Holding our breath for Massachusetts
It’s election day in Massachusetts. State Senator Scott Brown (R) is running competitively, even running ahead of, Attorney General Martha Coakley (D), in what should have been a shoo-in for the Democrats. On the line is the sixtieth vote in the Senate needed to pass President Obama’s agenda without compromising with the Republicans. The issue that appears to be tilting the battle for Republicans is proposed health care reform plan. Once thought the magic spear of the Democrats, health care has become the issue that may drive them from the field today.
In recent days, my mind has turned to the history of Massachusetts: the battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, driving the British from Boston. Perhaps it’s fitting that it was here that Republicans were given the opportunity to make a case once more for freedom.
And if we turn our eye to more recent developments, surely in an era when the Boston Red Socks can shake the Curse of the Bamabino and win a World Series, a Republican can win a Senate seat?
So the nation holds it’s breath and waits…