It would be a historic win for the GOP: The last time a Republican represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate was in 1980.
The political stakes could hardly be higher. A Coakley defeat would be a devastating blow to Democrats' plans to transform national governance. It would further alarm already-skittish Democrats about their electoral prospects in the November midterm elections, and would cost Democrats the 60th vote that they may need to pass their healthcare reform compromise.
I hope with all the power in my fellow Massachusetts citizens, that we can stall the socialist juggernaut, until the 2010 general elections.