For the first time since last fall, Republican Scott Brown leads Elizabeth Warren in the race for the US Senate seat in Massachusetts
. Note that the momentum shifted not long after Warren came out in full-throated support of the assault on religious freedom, while Brown opposed it.
For a beautiful example of how Republicans should be treating the issue -- as one of liberty, not contraception -- check out Senator Brown's op/ed on the regs
. Really masterful . . . even to the point of invoking Teddy Kennedy to make his point!
Note also that Brown now leads Warren among independents; they're telling the Suffolk poll that she's "liberal," while he's "fair/fair-minded." There's a lesson in there somewhere for the presidential field -- namely, that a certain degree of temperance just in the way one discusses controversial issues can get you very, very far.