Thursday, January 07, 2010
You gotta believe - William Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection is a tireless advocate for Republican Scott Brown against presumed frontrunner Martha Coakley in the special election to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. I think it's a looong shot since independent voters, who overwhelmingly favor Brown, are unlikely to drag themselves to the polls. Still, there's much more enthusiasm on Brown's side and anything could happen in an election with low turnout (blizzard in Boston, anyone?) Also, I can't help but believe that Brown may be helped by the presence of a "Kennedy" on the ballot (the Libertarian candidate). Maybe some confused voters will vote for him, pulling votes away from the breathing Democrat Coakley. Hey, it could happen.