Massachusetts Senate Seat
Well damn it all, but it looks like Martha may have fallen prey to Clinton over-confidence. In the last days it seems a toss up rather she will become the first female Senator from Mass.
And here I am in Florida unable to help get out the vote as I had planned. Then again, with my luck picking candidates, maybe she's better off with me down here.
I have never (Bill C. 2nd. term does not count) backed a NH Primary player who went on to win the WH.
Anyone and everyone near Mass. please get on a bus and hold a sign or knock on doors. We need Martha, and I don't mean for the health debacle. We need her strength and fortitude in a Capitol full of wimps.ShareThis
Martha Coakley is in a tough spot right now. Some polls have her 15 points ahead of her Republican opponent. Other polls have her neck and neck and some polls even state that Republican Scott Brown is leading Coakley by a few points. All of the polls have shown that Brown is gaining traction and momentum in the final days before the January 19th election.
Public Policy Polling has Republican Scott Brown leading Martha Coakley 48-47. There is also news that the corrupt Obamacrats will stall Brown's swearing in if he wins the election to get the Obamacare bill passed.
Bill Clinton has been unleashed to save Coakley with a fundraiser on January 15th, but the Big Dawg can only do so much.
Coakley's on right now (oops, sorry for the late notice). Debate hosted by local ABC affiliate (ch 5), with Janet Wu, yet again attacking Coakley like a rabid dog. I don't know what Janet Wu has against her, but it's scary weird.
Anyway, a second debate tomorrow: Airing on NECN (TV) and WBUR (radio). Other sponsors include the Boston Globe and WGBH.
Ok, now Wu is asking Capuano why Ted Kennedy's family hasn't endorsed him, which is a totally ridiculous question. So I guess she's just an idiot.
Election in just 7 days, Coakley's still ahead by at least 15 points. I find the debates interesting but doubt they'll change all that much.
update: check out Ron's link to Politico's take on the debate. Although, with my edited headline I've spoiled it for you. ;)ShareThis
Broadcast on all the local stations, PBS and NECN, and sponsored by the Edward M. Kennedy institute. Women for Coakley has the details. The debate runs an hour.
I don't know how to embed video, or I'd embed the following recent interviews Coakely did for Channel 5. Janet Wu, on of the interviewers, is a local news anchor who has been around forever. She was unexpectedly aggressive, almost vicious in the interview; her co-interviewer (don't remember his name although I should) almost seemed a bit embarassed by her. She could not stop parroting Republican accusations that Coakley had misappropriated state campaign funds for help in a federal run (Coakley explained that the state elections authority had dismissed the complaint and she expects the FEC will do the same), and strongly implied that Coakley should be punished (through campaign law? not clear) for even contemplating a run for the Senate prior to Kennedy's death.ShareThis