The fact the Brown defeated Coakley shouldn’t send a “message to Washington” unless the message is “Coakley ran such a crappy campaign that the Democrats lost the seat.” Coakley was so confident that she’d win the election that her campaign was barely a campaign at all. And what she and staff did do to campaign was full of mistakes, unfortunate statements, and a subtext of laziness. You see, it wasn’t that Brown was such a great candidate that he won, it was that Coakley was such a bad candidate that she lost.
The media and the Democrats themselves have made this one seat such a huge deal because it means that they loose their super-majority in the Senate. But, as the Daily Show points out, if the Democrats were in any way as effective as the Republican Party in pushing their agenda, they wouldn’t need a super-majority in the Senate in the first place.
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