I’m concerned. Martha Coakley, the Democrat to replace Ted Kennedy, might, incredibly, lose against a Republican challenger in freaking Massachusetts.
The reason? The vote takes place on Jan 19th, on a special election. Special elections are notorious for super-low turnout, which means that the outcome is only in doubt. If Republicans vote and Democrats don’t, then we are kind of screwed.
Up till now, this was a theoretical worry. But now polls are coming out showing that Coakley could lose.
The vote is on the 19th, the first day of school at Brandeis. Someone should organize them all to vote.