Brown lost because Mass. liberal voters are fools who pull the trigger for anyone with a D next to their name, regardless of their lack of ethics or character. They elected a fake Indian who falsely used affirmative action to get ahead (something most of the media continued to ignore or downplay); they reelected a crook (Tierney) whose whole family is under indictment for illegal gaming (he claims he knew nothing of it, which makes him either a liar or an ignorant fool); And they elected another Kennedy... just because. The last 3 speakers of the house in the state legislature (all Dems) are convicted felons. And there are at least 3 state senators (again, all Dems) serving prison time for various crimes and corruption. It's hopeless.