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Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Perfect Storm?

There are many Democrats secretly wishing that Scott Brown beats Martha Coakley in the race for, as David Gergen call's it, Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. The Coakley crowd and the Democratic National Committee are sending in guns and money by the truckload, but there are many less strident Democrats hoping for the perfect storm in the January 19, election. If Scott Brown beats Martha Coakley the Democrats may be able to lay Healthcare’s failure at the feet of the Republicans and not have to take the blame for something that everyone can now see is a disaster waiting to happen: Payments starts immediately; benefits don’t start for 4 years; it’s filled with graft; and the Democrats own it all. If this passes they are cooked and they know it. You may placate some by getting them to believe support is for the greater good, but lots of people just want to come back after Election Day. Everybody’s in the pool up to their chins. Coakley may win with all the Democratic support she is now getting, but most thinking Democrats are rightly scared. This should have been a sweat-less walk. Instead it’s a 100-meter dash and it will be close.