Yes, it is possible to break the Democrats' filibuster-proof hold on the US Senate well before the November 2010 elections. It can be done as early as January 19th, 2010 because Massachusetts' special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat.
In liberal Massachusetts, Democrats out-register Republicans 37% to 11%, but more voters register as Independent than both parties combined.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick appointed longtime Kennedy confidante Paul Kirk in September to fill the seat until the January special election.
Republicans/Conservatives are left with two choices... Republican Scott Brown and Independent Joe Kennedy (no relation to Ted Kennedy). Read on; I'll get into which one is the best candidate, depending on where you stand.
Some call Scott Brown a RINO (Republican In Name Only) and some of his votes reflect that, although his spoken/written positions don't. Plus the fact that Brown is the choice of the RNC, leaves some conservatives to doubt if he is the right choice, especially since the fiasco in NY-23.
Scott Brown: Brown has a lot of name recognition being a State Senator and a seasoned politician. He markets himself as a fiscal conservative and has many Republicans (all 14% of them) in MA very excited. He is clearly the front runner although his ability to beat the Democrat Martha Coakley is very questionable. Here is what we know about Scott Brown.
Joe Kennedy: Joe Kennedy is running as an independent, but is also endorsed by the Libertarian party. Obviously Mr. Kennedy is an outsider and a major underdog as his name recognition is non-existent and officially not recognized as running by the two party loving media. However he just completed the signature drive and will at least be on the ballot and therefore deserves an examination.
On his website, Kennedy markets himself as a true free-market believer and has the following positions. Unfortunately most positions are strictly in video format and do not contain a corresponding written synopsis.
After reading up on the positions and voting records, I have come to the conclusion that Joe Kennedy is the best choice; Scott Brown is the "lesser-of-two-evils" choice. Either would be a better choice than ultra-liberal Martha Coakley. You don't hear much about Joe Kennedy in the media, which should tell you something. The lame-stream-media wants you to vote for Brown, just like they wanted us to vote for McCain. Look what that got us. Don't fall for it. Conservatives need to show the RNC we are not going to back any more big-government RINO candidates. Vote Joe Kennedy!