Mr. President, the advice you received on how to veto this bill was fatally defective. Yes, some of your predecessors have used this gambit, but it's an affront to the Constitution, it's unnecessary, and it thwarts the separation of powers.
Martha Coakley may not be a great campaigner, but she's worked and voted for the same causes Ted Kennedy did, while her opponent, Scott Brown, is a right wing Republican who's opposed everything Kennedy ever stood for.
Our careful read of the current health care reform bills reveals that the legislation successfully strikes a delicate moral balance. While the proposal is indeed in many regards "abortion neutral," it arguably does moreto expand options for pro-life Americans than for pro-choice Americans.
Ted Kennedy was the classic American success story who, though sorely tested by adversity and plagued by his own moral shortcomings, found a way to overcome his personal flaws and pain to achieve extraordinary things.