I would like to revisit a post that I wrote on January 19th of this year, upon hearing the news that Scott Brown had won the Massachusetts Senate race:
This message goes out to every vulnerable Democratic Congressman representing a Republican or even centrist district – and after tonight, who among you is not vulnerable? It is a simple message: we can do this the easy way, or we can do it the hard way. The easy way is, you suddenly decide that you have a burning desire to spend more time with your families. So you don’t run for re-election, you walk off stage technically undefeated, and you go join a lobbying firm. The hard way is, you do run for re-election, and we pry you out of your seats.
We want to do this the hard way. We will enjoy doing it.
Well. I guess that we went with the hard way, then. And, yup, it was as fun as I thought that it would be.