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I have little to add other than that Capuano is greatly in error if he thinks that the vote for Scott Brown provides reason for Democrats to cave.
Capuano provides a list of excuses for what would basically be repudiating a generation of efforts by Democrats to get health insurance for all.
If Mike Capuano succeeds in leading the GOP efforts to kill health care reform he will share part of the blame every time someone dies because he or she lacks health insurance.
After the disastrous Coakley campaign I had good reason to view my decision to vote for her in the primary as a major mistake, but Capuano’s antics indicate the he also had serious flaws as a Senator. Would he have fought harder? Probably yes. Does he have the necessary judgement and leadership necessary to make a great United States Senator? No. Ted Kennedy would never have embraced failure inches from the finish line.