Nervous Democrats debated Wednesday how to save a health care reform plan suddenly pushed to the brink of defeat by an upset GOP Senate win in Massachusetts.
Senator-elect Scott Brown's victory in one of the most progressive states in the nation raised already-high anxiety levels among Democrats looking ahead to midterm elections.
It also stripped Democrats of their 60-seat Senate supermajority, giving Republicans enough votes to block any measure in the chamber.
The irony of the Brown win is not lost on politicians in Washington.
Scott Brown won the Senate seat occupied by Ted Kennedy who was the main promoter of universal healthcare. Brown’s main campaign thrust was against ObamaCare, a pet Kennedy project!