The lawyers are busy mining the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare for salient and/or controversial points. Meanwhile, the polticos got right to maximizing the usefulness, emotional as well as in policy, of this victory for the current Democratic candidates at all levels.
Nancy Pelosi has been especially astute. POLITICO reports that she invoked the legacy of the progressive Kennedys. Her phrase, which will likely become embedded in the memes of this campaign year, was "Now, Ted can rest."
This building on the Kennedy legacy will have special impact with my Baby Boomer generation as well as the older members of Generation X. Research shows that we aging tend to show up at the polls. In the senior citizen development Bella Vista, New Haven, Connecticut, healthcare aides (nice symbolism) pitch in to enable residents to vote.
The upset which could happen here in Connecticut is that U.S. Senate GOP candidate Linda McMahon, if she wins the primary, could have a tougher time going up against the Democrat. Last time she ran she lost to Democrat state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Across the river in New Jersey Chris Christie might have his confidence shaken in his plainspeaking aka blunt persona. Eloquence, as practiced by the Kennedys and by goat-cheese Obama, could be back in political rhetoric. Who knows, we might hear the Kennedy triplicates in formal speeches again.
Everything changes, doesn't it.