A year is a long time in politics:
“What happened here in Massachusetts can happen all over America,” Senator Brown told a cheering crowd after his win. “I hope [Washington] is paying attention because tonight the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken.”
“Independent”? Of What? In what conceivable way are the Republicans “independent”? Of Washington? Of corporate influence? Of having been in government when the financial crisis occurred?
Was that a “cheering” crowd, or were they laughing uproariously at his chutzpah?