Ice Queen Martha Coakley’s ELITISM
In watching the Coakley Senate campaign circle the wagons and shoot in, Martha appears to be doing much of the damage herself. She watches Democrat Michael Meehan shove Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack to the ground and now can’t bear the cold to meet her voters.
Michelle Malkin reports that the Boston Globe spotlighted Coakley sneering at Brown’s non-stop meet-and-greets on the streets with ordinary voters (hat tip: William Jacobson):
Coakley enjoys statewide popularity because of her successes as attorney general and Middlesex district attorney. By at least one measure, her strategy is working: A Globe poll published Sunday showed her leading her Republican rival, state Senator Scott Brown, by 15 percentage points.
For many Democrats, that is too close for comfort, in a race for the seat held for so long by a Kennedy in one of the bluest states in the land. Other polls have showed the race much tighter.
Despite that, there is a subdued, almost dispassionate quality to her public appearances, which are surprisingly few. Her voice is not hoarse from late-night rallies. Even yesterday, the day after a hard-hitting debate, she had no public campaign appearances in the state.
Coakley bristles at the suggestion that, with so little time left, in an election with such high stakes, she is being too passive.
“As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?’’ she fires back, in an apparent reference to a Brown online video of him doing just that. emphasis mine
As Michelle points out:
Because jetting down to D.C. for a soiree in the warm glow of Big Pharma fatcats and lobbyists puts her so much more in touch with the folks in Massachusetts!
Furthermore, those union endorsements she touts, don’t many of those workers work out in the cold. Way to identify with your base.
Martha Coakley, too elite to brave the cold. Our Founders would be so proud…guess that’s why they call it BRAVE the cold, Martha.