After a huge rush of optimism that Elizabeth
Warren’s candidacy would end Scott Brown’s hold on his US Senate seat,
Democratic insiders and activists are awakening to a new political
reality, driven by a series of recent polls and Brown’s success these
past few months in crafting an independent bipartisan image.
campaign’s reshaped landscape, which appears to have shifted in Brown’s
favor, has created a quiet buzz among some in the party that Warren,
despite her incredible burst onto the Massachusetts electoral map last
fall, has hit some strong headwinds and will need to recapture the
excitement that lit up the Bay State’s political world when she entered
the race in September.