Going All In

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jan 15, 2010 2:36 PM
In a sign of just how spooked Democrats are about the Coakley-Brown race, President Obama is going to head to Massachusetts.

Good.  We'll all find out if there is enough Obama magic left to eke out a win for Democrat in Massachusetts.

If Coakley wins, well, that's nothing more than could be expected . . . much less, really, given the partisan make-up of the state.  If she loses, every Democrat -- even those in the bluest enclaves -- will  be on notice that Barack "Hope and Change" Obama can't protect them from the wrath of voters.

If nothing else, the closness of this race has laid to rest the left-wing Democrat myth that voters were angry that their health care bill hadn't been passed.  If that were the case, they'd be racing to support Coakley  . . .  and as we all know, that's not exactly the case.  So given all that, how much, exactly, will hte bill's biggest supporter, President Obama, help the struggling candidate?  Search me.