Open Debates will be a game changer in our political process -- ensuring that questions get asked that the public actually cares about. What starts in Massachusetts will hopefully become the norm for local, state, congressional, and even presidential debates in the future.
If the GOP can broaden their message to include candidates who identify as Republican, even if their views are not totally in sync with those of the larger Party, as Massachusetts goes so may America come November.
If one is to draw a lesson for national politics from Massachusetts, it is less about policy -- the notion that the Massachusetts electorate was voicing its opposition to federal health care legislation -- than about politics.
Whether it's GOP head Michael Steele, pols, or right wing media spinheads, conservatives have been giddily regurgitating ad nauseum about how the "country is undergoing a massive shift to the right," as Sean Hannity disingenuously boasts.