Nate Silver puts Martha Coakley’s chances at winning today at about 25%.
We’re well past the point where we can deny that access to basic health care is a basic human right in an industrialized country. Further, the failure to pass health care reform will demonstrate the extent to which our country is beholden to an obfuscating minority; the tyranny of the few over the good of the many.
It’s no given that a Coakley loss will mean the failure of health care reform efforts, but it certainly doesn’t make it any easier.
There are dark clouds gathering today. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed.