The Massachusetts Senate race is down to the wire and to paraphrase Bill Parcells; it's likely that Democrats are "throwing up in their mouths" a bit. Out of nowhere, Scott Brown - Massachusetts state rep, is threatening to upset the apple cart and send liberals scrambling locally and nationally for a place to hide.
Last month the SEIU-supported radio ads for Coakley were so arrogant as to suggest "next Tuesday Massachusetts will elect its next US Senator" This was the primary. Democrats believed that the actual coronation was last month during the primary. After all they hold a 3 to 1 advantage in voter registration and live in the only state that voted for George McGovern.
The thought this fall that electing a Republican to fill the deceased "liberal lion of the Senate" Ted Kennedy's seat was as likely as global warming science being a hoax.
Oops and oops.
Brown is still trailing in close polls and may not win this seat, but the tremors that the closeness of this race are sending out are reverberating throughout this country and will have a clear and obvious impact on the 2010 election year for Democrats.