The public flagellation over the loss in Massachusetts has started to consume Democrats, as nearly anyone could expect. But there’s one angle to this that has been strangely missing, a way of looking at it that we used to be able to count on – that Martha Coakley was a woman. Was that important? I happen to think that it was, but not necessarily in the way that most people might expect. If we’re going to prevent this kind of loss in the future, there are many lessons that we should learn. This is one of them.