Peter Canellos writes concerning Niki Tsongas’s narrow election victory:
But there are very few people outside the Democratic leadership who believe that Congress is on the right track.
Few people indeed. Just the Globe’s editorial board.
Conventional wisdom says perpetuating an unpopular war creates political peril for the GOP. But perpetuating the Democrats' pattern of failure either to stop the war or advance their social agenda can't help their party, either.
The probability that such a pattern will continue into next year ought to strike as much fear into Democratic hearts as Tsongas's narrow margin.