The sad truths of the matter: Martha Coaxley is a flawed candidate, the Democrats are notorious for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, and the current state of the economy has independent voters ready to bounce back to the Republican Party (never mind that the GOP has offered not one plausible idea as to how to fix the mess).
That Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat is even in danger of falling to the Republicans in one of the most liberal states in the nation can be debated later; and the possibility that having 59 votes in a 100-seat chamber is a losing proposition is laughable for one reason - Harry Reid is a sorry, cuckold old rooster. His is a sorry form of leadership, and should Coaxley lose tonight he should be replaced.
All of that said, it is imperative that the voters of Massachusetts elect Martha Coaxley today. Because the sorry truth of the matter is that the Democrats need 60 votes to move legislation forward in the Senate. It is a sorry truth, and a one that needs to be fixed sooner rather than later.
But for now, on this day, vote Coaxley.