Consider the irony. If Scott Brown, the Republican, defeats Martha Coakley, the Democrat, in the Massachusetts senatorial election Tuesday, Ted Kennedy's successor will probably kill healthcare reform, a cause that Kennedy spent his entire political career fighting for.
Right now, polls are mixed. Some say Coakley is ahead of Brown by 8 points, some say that Brown is ahead by 2 points, some say it's a dead heat.
With registered Democrats at a 3 to 1 advantage over registered Republicans, it seems impossible that there would be that much crossover. Can Democrats in Massachusetts really be that displeased with Obama, which is really what this election is all about.
Historically, the state has mostly elected Democratic Senators, but voters have often voted in Republican governors.
Yet Brown is as far right as Kennedy was far left.
One can only hope that Massachusetts voters will support Kennedy's lifelong cause and elect Martha Coakley.