Maybe it's so goddamn cold outside because hell is about to freeze over?
From the Boston Herald:
Massachusetts voters have to ask themselves a serious question before they head to the polls next week: Are they content with the current state of affairs in Washington?
Are they content with a sweeping health care bill, now being negotiated behind closed doors by principals from only one political party? (So much for a new era of bipartisanship promised by our president.)
And are they prepared for the impact that bill will have on the health care industry in our own state, where we already insure 97 percent of our population?
Are they prepared for the devastating impact of $500 billion in Medicare cuts, both on our citizens and on our hospitals?
But there is far more that is going wrong these days in D.C. than just the health care fight. There has been a similar rush to “fight global warming” with policies that would tax us back to the Stone Age.
There was that $787 billion “stimulus” bill that didn’t stimulate much of anything unless you count sending the unemployment rate to 10 percent. Oh, but it sure did “stimulate” the federal deficit, which hit a record $1.4 trillion.
Well, the voters of this state have the power to change that next week. Sometimes one vote can make a difference - especially if it’s one vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
If you love what’s going on in Washington, well, then by all means vote for Martha Coakley. She’s a perfectly nice person, and she won’t make a dime’s worth of difference in the balance of power in Washington.
But if you’re not happy with the status quo, if you think the way business is being conducted on Capitol Hill today is a disgrace and an affront to taxpayers, then you probably agree it’s time for a change.
Scott Brown can single-handedly deliver on that kind of change and the Herald is pleased to endorse his candidacy in the race for U.S. Senate.
As of 5:45 PM, Brown has raised over $693,00 today, exceeding his goal of $500K. Check here for updates...
Via Glenn Reynolds:
An aide from the DNC is headed to Massachusetts to lend Coakley a hand, but The One himself has decided to take a pass this time. Is that because they know victory’s in hand and don’t need him on the trail, or is it because they think victory’s not in hand and the White House doesn’t want to repeat the humiliation of Obama stumping for losers like Corzine and Deeds on their way to defeat?”
Win or lose, this is turning out to be one helluva brawl....and I love it.