Special Election

What's Got the Democrats Scared

President Bill Clinton was there Friday and President Barack Obama travels there today. Massachusetts, the land of Kennedy, has become the epicenter for the Democrats' troubled political fortunes. The special election between liberal Democrat Martha Coakley and conservative Republican Scott Brown on Tuesday offers dangerous signs for Obama's bold legislative plans. “But for many people it was like, ‘Jeez, how much government are we getting here?’ That might have given them pause," said temporary Kennedy replacement, Sen. Paul Kirk. Conservative grassroots leader Dick Armey asked The New York Times, “This is Ted Kennedy’s state—why can any Republican be competitive here?” "The reason," he said, "is health care."