I do not like Martha Coakley. From the first time I saw this fear-mongering ad back in November, I have not been a fan. The more I read about her, the less I like her. Every time she opens her mouth, I am embarassed to be a Massachusetts Democrat.
I voted against her in December, but I will suck it up and vote for her today. I had a brief moment of thinking that I couldn't possibly vote for someone so odious, but I eventually decided that if there is even a tiny chance that her losing might hurt health care reform, I could not afford to stay home.
I will do the wrong thing for the right reasons and vote for Martha Coakley.
But here's the thing — if Martha Coakley loses today (and she might), I do not want to hear national Democrats talking about how the people of Massachusetts have sunk health care reform. I don't want to hear them whining about needing the 60-vote majority or about how losing the seat is what killed the bill. The Democrats have had an entire year with a 60-vote majority in the senate and they have not accomplished the reforms that Obama promised would be done by August. Coakley losing might be the last straw, but this camel has already been overloaded with 1,000 tons of bullshit.