Writing for the official blogs of ABC News, Rick Klein argues that Scott Brown’s challenge of Martha Coakley to replace Ted Kennedy has already succeeded in changing the game for 2010:
Democrats are being forced to spend very real resources in a place they should not, by any calculation, have to worry about it. They’re being met by resources (perhaps a more renewable variety at this stage) that Republicans never dreamed would be worth spending.
And they’re being forced to combat the very real perception that if it can happen in the Hub, it can happen in Arkansas or Nevada or Virginia, too.
Obviously Brown winning would be huge. But (quoting Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic):
A close race — within five points, or even ten — would generate significant panic among Democrats in other races presumed to be safe.
Sounds like Brown could use all of our prayers, money, and time. If you can give, do so now.