I’ve got an airport run to make this morning, and won’t have time to write an extensive piece on last night’s election results. So let me reiterate what I wrote earlier:
The impact of the Brown victory will be significant, and I don’t blame Republicans in the least for their giddiness over this race. Democrats have tried to downplay the significance of the loss by arguing that Massachusetts often elects Republicans statewide, and that Coakley ran a poor campaign, becoming the Bill Buckner of Mass. politics.
While all of that is true, none of it really matters. What matters is who gets the W, and who gets the L. The GOP now holds the seat long held by Ted Kennedy; and it has regained its 41st Senate vote. Again, a big night for the GOP.