In random order. I am not too excited about any Republican from “Massachusettes.” I don’t trust Yankee Repubs further than I can throw them.
He’ll probably turn out to be a Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Lincoln Chafee Republican, supporting liberal positions as often or more as he supports conservative positions.
But if he follows through and really opposes Obama care, and that causes it to fail, and if he sides with the Republicans often enough to just slow down the Pelosi/Reid/Obama express that is trying to run rough shod over the country, I’ll be satisfied. Better yet, if he causes those fools, or at least the more moderate dems, to slow down and seek bi-partisan support for legislation, I’ll be happy.
But I am not getting my hopes up. They said ole what’s his name was going to win the special election in New York, too. Next day we woke up to find that he didn’t. So I’m not getting my hopes up.
And finally, this is not how the Founding Fathers envisioned it. All of us from other states sitting around awaiting the election of Senators in far away states, knowing that the election of people that do not represent us would decide our fate in matters such as healthcare and insurance. This is as absurd as sitting around awaiting the French election because whomever is elected will effect our lives. I. Don’t. Want. Massachusetts voters affecting my life. Period.