Stephanopoulos conveyed on Monday’s World News how “Democrats in the White House and Capitol Hill are braced for a shattering loss. And it's really hard for them to wrap their head around it, the idea that...health care reform may be in peril because Democrats can't hold the seat that Teddy Kennedy held for nearly half a century. You know, one White House official summed it up in a single word: ‘Shakespearean.’”Well, boo hoo for you.
During the roundtable on the January 10 This Week, CNN and NBC veteran Woodruff despaired: “I was just going to say, quoting somebody in the White House, a tragedy of Greek proportions if Ted Kennedy's successor is the one, is the one who was responsible for the death of health care.”
I have to admit, I haven't always had a lot of respect for Massachusetts' politics in the past (and considering that I'm a conservative from/in/of Alabama, I suspected the feeling was mutual). The obsession with the Dynasty and so on-- I found it sickening. But if they actually elect a Republican today, it will go a long way towards changing my perspective.
You conservative, moderate, and/or independent people of Massachusetts-- if you weren't already aware of it (and assuming any of you ever see this, which is not likely)-- please know that those of us in the other forty-nine states are watching and cheering you on, today. (And if you find you simply can't succeed, we still applaud every one of you who's tried to make a difference.)