Voters who elected Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Edward Kennedy for 47 years sent a clear message that they expect Washington to listen to their concerns, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet said.
“Last night, the voters of Massachusetts didn’t just elect a senator; they sent a message to Washington that I have heard all across Colorado — they want their leaders to listen to them and not the special interests,” Bennet said. “They want us to focus on jobs, on lowering the cost of health care, and holding Wall Street accountable. They expect results, and it’s up to me and the rest of Washington to deliver.”
Senator Bennet should have added, “And after a year of being in the Senate, I’ll finally start paying attention to you and making up my mind on important issues to Colorado, rather than kowtowing to liberal party leaders and hiding under a rock to avoid sharing an opinion on the Big Labor card-check bill.
“Furthermore, I regret any hasty words that may have given the impression I wanted to cram Obama Care down your throat and lose re-election. Please let me keep my job.
“Please, please, please give me a second chance. I promise I’ll be a better Senator for the rest of my life in Washington, D.C., if you’ll let me.”
It may already be too late. The “Massachusetts Miracle” could spell political doom for Michael Bennet.