Because it may be.
An upset win by Republican Scott Brown in a special election Tuesday would give the GOP 41 votes in the U.S. Senate. That's enough to filibuster any Democratic initiative, and that includes pending health care legislation." USATODAY
I have a premonition about this. I think Brown is likely to win. If he does, Barack Obama effectively becomes a "lame duck."
A lot of people don't like the health bill. That apparently includes Baystaters who have a hard time seeing what it does for them in Massachusetts. Politics remains largely local in the United States and the fifty states really are somewhat like fifty tribes. They already have state run health care Massachusetts, so the question arises. "What does this do for me, or mine?"
And then there are various other little things in the background. The condescending nature of the backyard beer party at the White House has not been forgotten. A white, Irish cop, called out on national television by the president of "all Americans" was summoned to the presidential palace. Don't kid yourself. That did not go down well with a lot of people outside Washington, New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now, the president is talking about a really long term commitment in Haiti. The economy is rotten in Massachusetts. Today the president gave a speech on national television that will irritate some people. The narcissism was on display.
Tuesday will be interesting. pl