The big weekend news is that Barack Obama has chosen Richard Cordray to be filibustered by Republicans over a nomination to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, rather than subject liberal hero Elizabeth Warren to that filibuster. News reports have it that Warren will likely run for the Senate from Massachusetts instead.
Here's the question: suppose that in fact the two choices available were: Warren gets a recess appointment to CFPB and Scott Brown wins re-election; or, Warren runs and defeats Brown. If those really were the only two choices, which would you prefer (and why)?
(Note: I'm not saying that they were the only two choices; I do think that Warren has a decent chance of defeating Brown, but I have no idea whether she's the best positioned to do so. You'll need an close observer of Massachusetts politics to tell you that part).