Scheduled to speak tonight at the John Locke Foundation’s 20th anniversary dinner, Newt Gingrich uses his latest Human Events column this morning to explore the Massachusetts Senate race. 

We don?t know if Scott Brown can win.

But there are some things we do know about what?s going on in Massachusetts — and they are all bad signs for President Obama and his party.

First and foremost, we know that a combination of persistent unemployment, taxes, liberal health care reform and national security fears have made this race to fill the seat of the late liberal lion of the Senate, Ted Kennedy — in a state in which Democrats outnumber Republicans by three to one — closer than anyone would have dreamed three years ago.

The very fact that this race is even close is a sign of how unhappy Americans are with Democratic rule in Washington.