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Brown's win, Coakley's shame, and Obama's challenge

With Scott Brown's win over Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts special election to succeed Teddy Kennedy, the ground has been laid for Obama's biggest challenge yet: keeping independents on his side. Disillusioned with Republicans, the independents in America are now also upset with Obama and the Democrats.

Our friends at the Boston Phoenix lay out what happened, and what it means now.

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