Martha Coakley lost the election in Massachusetts. She ran a poor campaign and was a bad choice for political office, that’s all.
So even without me checking, I know that many people will start touting this as “GOP begins takeover of the Senate! Obama’s going down as a FAILURE!!” None of which is a surprise, that’s just how it goes. In the midterm election, the Democrats are guaranteed to lose seats. Now that they still have a majority of 59-41 in the Senate will they pass their health care reform?
If they don’t then it will only be because the Democrats value getting re-elected more than they do their agenda.