Friday, January 15, 2010
Here in Massachusetts, as well as in Washington, a growing sense of gloom is setting in among Democrats about the fortunes of Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley. "I have heard that in the last two days the bottom has fallen out of her poll numbers," says one well-connected Democratic strategist. In her own polling, Coakley is said to be around five points behind Republican Scott Brown. "If she's not six or eight ahead going into the election, all the intensity is on the other side in terms of turnout," the Democrat says. "So right now, she is destined to lose."
"The Democrat" might well be spinning expectations to defuse the ardor on the Republican side. My advice to the Brown-supporters or Coakley-haters in the Bay State: Don't get cocky.
Give to Scott Brown now. There is still time.
This is Massachusetts we're talking about.
They changed the rules for how to replace a deceased senator -- after the senator had already died -- for blatant partisan advantage.
Perhaps it's just the bad memory of the 2002 NJ senate election, but I wouldn't count Mass. dems out, yet.
Yeah, but now the president is personally coming to Boston to campaign. Think that'll help her? No, it will not.
One word: "Copenhagen".
This will be another Olympic-class, world-wide climate change conference level of fail. If I'm right President Obama will have a rebellion from the backbenchers to contend with for the rest of 2010, and a more welcome event couldn't be imagined!
Please, Massachusetts voters, elect Scott Brown!
It is harder to cheat when the other side is watching the referees watch the game. Visibility of the process is the key. Even the Boston press is watching. Slime is slime even in the Dem bowels of MA. The voters are paying attention.