Like many Americans, I have been watching the run-up to the special election in Massachusetts (NOTE: NOT SPELLED MASSACHUSETTES, WITH AN "E")with amazement. Massachusetts is true-blue of a blue state, and this election is for long-time Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy's Senate seat, for goodness' sake. How could this race become so close that Obama feels he needs to campaign on Sunday for the Democratic candidate, State Attorney General Martha Coakley?
The challenger, Scott Brown, is a Massachusetts state senator whose platform is in stark contrast to the current House's, Senate's, and Obama's. Brown has promised to stand firm against the health care bill now being consolidated from the House and Senate bills that were both passed a few weeks ago.
Whether or not Brown wins tomorrow, it is remarkable that he can garner so much support in as "safe" a democratic stronghold as you might wish to name.
I attempt to keep this blog mostly free from politics, although honestly I've had a hard time holding back lately. Mr. Obama, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reid, I hope you're listening to WE THE PEOPLE.
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