“Do you believe in miracles?” Al Michaels rhetorically asked that question near the end of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team’s victory over the Soviet Union. That event thirty winters ago set the stage for the Reagan revolution. The country had just endured a decade of malaise where American supremacy had been called into question time and time again. This rag-tag group of college kids beat the Soviet professionals and got America feeling good about themselves again.
Fast forward thirty years. There is another miracle in the works in the beginning stages of a new decade. Scott Brown, Massachusetts State Senator and contemporary of those college kids, is on the brink of the biggest upset in Massachusetts political history. And it’s not the first time he’s shocked the establishment he’s done this before.
In 2004 Massachusetts State Senator Cheryl Jacques left the Senate to take a job with a national liberal organization. Her aide and handpicked successor Angus McQuilken faced off against then Representative Brown in a special election. Massachusetts Democrats sensing the ability to stack the deck had the special election coincide on the day of the 2004 Presidential Primary with native son John Kerry on the ballot. Despite the odds being stacked against him, Brown put together a campaign team and plan to win. And on that February day he shocked the establishment by beating McQuilken despite the overwhelming built in disadvantages.
In 2010 Brown is poised to do it again. His campaign team is repeating the dedication and game plan from his win in 2004. His fundraising numbers are peaking at the right time, enabling him to employ an effective state-wide media buy. The intensity of volunteers is on his side.
They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but in this case it may. Do you believe in miracles? If so donate to Scott Brown today.