Massachusetts senate race called a toss up

I grew up in Connecticut, next door to Massachusetts. For the senate race to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat to be a toss-up in that stronghold of the Democratic Party is beyond bizarre. I think Coakley will win, but really, the race shouldn’t even be in contention. Something’s happening. A disillusioned Democratic base that expected big change and got little instead is probably a major reason why.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs acknowledged on Wednesday that progressive voters’ disinterest and unhappiness was threatening what traditionally should be a blowout Senate election victory for Democrats in Massachusetts.

It’s not just progressives who are unhappy.