( - promoted by Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno)
The ongoing self examination at BMG has me thinking. Essentially they have a pile-on of every conservative comment in a national race, however as a group they are predominantly white liberals with little obvious loyalty to traditional Democratic Party constituencies like teacher's unions, government patronage circles, protectionism and so on.
This is basically what Massachusetts is: nominally progressive on national issues, but from people who are still ticked off to see waste and fraud at the local level and who don't really want to pay the taxes either. As a matter of philosophy, they want the government to make gestures to help them, the middle class, but don't really expect it, and mechanically can't tell you how to make it happen.
To that end, every time Elizabeth Warren can drag the discussion to one of an overarching approach she wins points, while every time Scott Brown can focus on effects on the ground he wins points.