Next time you visit people in the hospital, you can talk about why your friend is bankrupt because of medical bills because the Dems failed to pass health care reform due to lack of a 60th vote.I was in a hospital on Friday night, on a patient floor after visiting a family member. Ran into a friend. Four lifelong Democrats, talking outside the rooms of their loved ones in a hospital, and not a one of us was voting for Coakley.
We all want health care to pass. We all want Obama to succeed. We all want Coakley to go away. That's a problem for Coakley. This vote is not about health care and Obama, it's about the Senate and Coakley. If I voted in election after election and voted the Dem ticket except for Coakley (which I left blank), you might imagine I sure as hell would not start voting for her for Senator of all things.
What's more difficult, primary opponents for Coakley or another shot at health care reform in Congress?At least the lightweight, brain-dead Brown will only hold that seat for 2 years. Coakley will share her mediocrity with us for the next 20 years if she gets in. Want my vote? Dems should make a deal - Coakley until 2012, then they'll put up a credible candidate.
If Coakley loses because of people like this, if health care reform and Obama's agenda and what advances we've made in the last year all die because you thought primarying Martha Coakley in 2012 was too hard, then we deserve the damage the Republican Party will do to this country. We really do.