You know, leading Democrats from former President Bill Clinton on down are assuring us backwards and forwards, inside and out that current polls notwithstanding that should the Democrats’ health care overhaul pass, the American people will all of a sudden have a great epiphany and realize how wrong they were. Support for greater government control over our the health care will increase and Democrats’ electoral prospects will grow.
Chris Dodd may even change his retirement plans.
So, if Democrats are so bullish about potential future support of health care, why then is Martha Coakley, in her litany of attacks of Scott Brown, refusing to fault him for his promise to be the 41st vote to block Obamacare in the Senate?
In the debate last night, it was the “moderator” who raised the issue of Brown’s opposition to the Democrats’ pet issue while Coakley used her one chance to ask Brown a question to bait him on abortion. He didn’t bite.
Should she win, she’ll go to Washington to help pass a bill which major consequences for our health care system, but which was not central to her campaign. Just one more sign that Scott Brown is the real choice for changing the way things are done in our nation’s capital.