I want Coakley to win. But the domestic abuse case she worked on as DA is an example of our government's failure to sometimes do something simple: Be curious, aggressive, and effective in victim crimes.
Whether or not Martha Coakley squeaks through in Massachusetts on Tuesday, it should be a wake-up call of the most fundamental kind. Obama needs to stop playing inside games with bankers and insurance lobbyists.
Just think how outrageous it would be if an election to replace the nation's most ardent champion of health care for all, stopped health care reform. That's exactly what Republican Scott Brown has said he will do.