Jitters in Massachusetts -- surely a Republican cannot win? 

Marty Peretz of The New Republic fears that with an unpopular Democratic governor, fearful voters and guaranteed low turnout, Republican Scott Brown has a serious chance of winning the Jan. 19 special election for departed Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat. He wrote on Thursday:

Brown compares himself to John Kennedy in a just-released television spot. Well, the Dems have gone hysterical. This is a sign of their (incipient) panic. Maybe their panic is apt.

It strikes me that this is highly unlikely -- there just aren't enough Republicans in Massachusetts, which doesn't have a single Republican congressman. But can you even imagine what the reaction would be like if Republicans took this seat?

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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