The election of Scott Brown to the Senate from Massachusetts could be a blessing in disguise. The American People are being held hostage to the demands of special interests by Senate rules which permit a minority, in this case not only of senators but of senators representing a minority of the American People, to block legislation by filibustering. Should Brown be elected, the Senate majority still would be Democratic and they could abolish the filibuster. It's all explained here: Senate Dems Must "Go Nuclear" "Going nuclear" would have an added advantage. In addtition to overcoming Republican obstruction, the Democrats would be able to disprove the rumor that they don't have a spine.