When Barack Obama was elected President he had a majority in the House but only 58 senators. They were finally able to resolve the Minnesota election with Al Franken in July 2009 and Arlen Specter flipped to the Dems in April 2009. That got them to 60 votes but they were never really at 60 with the ailing health of Ted Kennedy and proceeded to lose that supermajority with Scott Brown's defeat of Martha Coakley in the January 2010 Special Election. Now suppose that Al Franken had defeated Norm Coleman by slightly more than 1 %, still close but not enough to trigger a recount and the Dems had nominated someone a little more competent and charismatic than Martha Coakley, maybe Elizabeth Warren runs early. So let's say Specter still flips so Dems would have a supermajority from April 2009 until the midterm elections. How would the Obama domestic policy have changed with a little over a year more of complete control? Could they have gotten the House version of Obamacare to pass instead of panicking and throwing a last minute Senate version together with the hated individual mandate and fuzzy language that made it easy for Republicans to challenge in court, eventually leading to the Roberts decision that states did not have to provide Medicaid. How about pet Democratic projects like Cap and Trade and Infrastructure that whittled and went nowhere when Republicans filibustered the Bills? Could we have had a more stringent Dodd Frank without needing to cater to the Conservatives? What about a Jobs bill or Energy bill passing? Seems the possibilities were limitless if only a number of fluky events did not go against them.