and not b/c the Dems lost their 60 votes in the Senate, but rather b/c Obama will be shown to have little political power; to have little sway amongst the electorate. Obama will have explicitly campaigned for:
Olympics: lost em
New Jersey Governor: lost to Repubs in a blue state
Virginia Governor: lost to Repubs in a purple state
Massachusetts Senator: lost to Repubs in a blue state.
If Obama has little sway with the electorate, then Obama has little sway with Congress. Instant lame duck.
It would also be interesting to see how a Coakley win would affect Obama's political fortunes. Dems ought take a message from a close race in Massachusetts, yet may not care. Obama would claim political credit for Coakley's win, and would be given credit and lionized by the MSM.
W/o proof, I assert that - if there is any way to do it - Massachusetts Democrats will steal the election. They are known for shenanigans. Brown must win by a margin which is big enough to overcome shenanigans. If not, he is toast. Who's going to stop Massachusetts Dems from stealing the election? Afterwards: who's going to prosecute them? Is the Mass AG - a Democrat - going to prosecute them? Is U.S. AG Eric Holder - who declined to prosecute the Black Muslims who intimidated voters in Philadelphia - going to prosecute Massachusetts Democrats who stole an election? Don't make me laugh.
A hunch: if the public believes Massachusetts Democrats stole the election: it's just another nail in the coffin of the national Democratic Party. Democrats will lose more by succeeding than by failing. The public has had enough. Democrats will be worse off if Obamacare passes(and I don't believe Obamacare will ever be implemented: Repubs will sweep into office and stop it). Democrats will be worse off if they succeed in stealing the Mass election for Coakley. Voters will prosecute at the ballot box. I'm optimistic.
Monday, Massachusetts is supposed to get 10 inches of snow. Tuesday, Election Day, will be snow in the morning and rain in the afternoon, with a high in the upper 30s. This weather will favor Scott Brown and his highly motivated voters. Anthropogenic
Global Warming Climate Change will end up killing Obamacare! Delicious.
Update: Vietnam vet drives 38 hours to support Scott Brown.