Now the poll out last night puts Brown up by 4. For eleven days or so, there’s been rumblings of, “hey, this race is looking close and Brown might just win this thing.”

If this is a wake-up call, it’s not clear that any Democrats are answering. In fact, as Brown gains and Coakley stumbles, I wonder if folks who ordinarily would never vote for Brown are becoming more tempted, as he looks like a winner (or at least a possible winner) and it seems like “everyone” else likes him, too.