Senator Kennedy's seat in the Senate was the democrats sure thing. As with all sure things, there axiom is that there are no sure things ever. The last 'sure thing' was that throwing money at the biggest organizations that caused the financial meltdown. Wall Street was supposed to settle their finances and free up credit to joe consumer. So, how did that work for you? It didn't work for me. The credit card companies immediately jacked up my interest rate, dropped my credit limit and ruined my credit score.
Nice work for a 'sure thing'