If you had told me last month that Martha Coakley ’75 might lose her race for the Senate, I would have said you were an idiot. Perhaps I am the idiot.

Riding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform, GOP upstart Scott Brown is leading in the U.S. Senate race, raising the odds of a historic upset that would reverberate all the way to the White House, a new poll shows.

Although Brown’s 4-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley is within the Suffolk University/7News survey’s margin of error, the underdog’s position at the top of the results stunned even pollster David Paleologos.

“It’s a Brown-out,” said Paleologos, director of Suffolk’s Political Research Center. “It’s a massive change in the political landscape.”

Unbelievable (almost). Losing Curt Schilling probably doesn’t help, nor telling Catholics that they should not work in emergency rooms.

I want Coakley to win because she is an Eph. But I also remember Gerald Amirault. Do you? Amirault remembers Coakley.

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