Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Massachusetts race

In a race to fill the U.S. Senate seat of deceased Democrat Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, the Republican contender Scott Brown has pulled off an upset victory over Martha Coakley. Is this a matter of a well-run campaign succeeding over a poorly-run campaign? Is Brown a charismatic individual whose excitement captured the imaginations of Massachusites? Is this a "referendum" on national health care, of which Kennedy was a chief proponent and Brown passionately opposes? All of the above? None of the above?

Democrats seek back footing after epic loss in Massachusetts election

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would tend to believe a combination of the aforementioned factors played a part.

Also, could it perhaps be a case of simply wanting a different party in office after 47 years with Kennedy? If this is the case, it would still be somewhat ironic. Afterall, Massachusetts is the birthplace of liberalism.