Massachusetts had the perfect opportunity to do what few states have done (the only other one I can think of is Vermont). No, this has nothing to do with gay marriage. Massachusetts had the perfect opportunity to make sure everyone in the state had health insurance. I actually have to say that it appeared as if Mitt Romney not only was willing to budge on principals that seem out of character, he also seemed desperate for it to pass. I guess that's what happens when you're a terrible governor and need some big peice of legislation to tout as you run for President based on one term as a governor.
In any event, here's the Boston Globe article: It looks as if the Senate President gave up way too early.