The pre-penned outrage of the Coakley campaign.
Important tactical tip for would-be accusers of election fraud: when you send out your press release, proof-read it first. It helps one avoid elementary errors, such as making it obvious that you had prepared your accusation before the polls even opened, let alone closed*. “Reports that the Coakley campaign is making reckless accusations regarding the integrity of today’s election is a reminder that they are | Read More »
Today is the day.
The polls are open in Massachusetts, and the usual reports of heavy early turnout have begun. What men and women can do, we have done: it is now in the voters’ hands. All that’s left is to ensure that today’s is a clean fight and a fair fight. Scott Brown for Senate. Legal Insurrection will be live-blogging throughout the day. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe | Read More »
Calibration check on Brown/Coakley.
You’re at the MLK Day Breakfast in Boston and the two candidates for Senate are talking. One candidate uses the opportunity to make a stump speech. The other candidate – who did not – later criticizes the first one as being ‘inappropriate.’ One candidate ‘received polite, seated applause’ but enjoyed a ‘tepid reception at a stronghold of Democratic politics.’ The other is ‘received warmly, shaking | Read More »
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia…
(Via @CalebHowe) What did you do in a previous lifetime to deserve this, AG Coakley? Drive a bus full of kittens and baby harp seals off a cliff? …then you know we have a lot of digging to do, but some work needs to be done and this president’s in the process of doing it and we need to get Marcia Coakley to help him | Read More »
Obama on Brown… and Lane on Obama.
Obama, on Brown: “Forget the truck. Anybody can buy a truck.” Lane, on Obama: “But not everybody can fill a hall.” Exhibit A here, and Exhibit B below. Moe Lane Crossposted to RedState.
Quote of the Day, Quote of the Year edition.
Pour yourself a glass of something nice before you read this: it deserves it. “Obama is radioactive in polls,” said one senior Dem operative who has seen the campaign’s internal numbers. “Every time they dropped his name in a poll, it was awful. So you just can’t take those kinds of chances.” We actually got the d*mned horse to sing. Moe Lane PS: Scott Brown | Read More »
Stu Rothenberg upgrades MA-SEN to ‘Toss-up.’
DOOM. Late Democratic efforts to demonize Republican Scott Brown, to make the race into a partisan battle and to use the Kennedy name to drive Democratic voters to the polls could still work. But the advertising clutter in the race works against them, and voters often tune out late messages, which can seem desperate. Reports that the Coakley campaign plans to counter this development by | Read More »
Meet Michael Meehan. Democrat.
He’s currently on loan to the Coakley campaign from the DSCC: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee also dispatched Michael Meehan, a media consultant with ties to Massachusetts, to assist the Coakley camp with messaging. And this is the guy that attacked a Weekly Standard reporter last night after Coakley’s lobbyist-driven fundraiser: You think that it’s the same guy? It looks like the same guy. BIG | Read More »
Coakley can’t even remember her position on *abortion* these days.
Bill Jacobson points out a minor detail with Big Pharma shill Martha Coakley trying to spin Scott Brown’s past support of permitting medical personnel to have a religious objection to the morning-after pill into being anti-rape victim: she’s on the record as supporting far more. first, Legal Insurrection: Here is the language in section 1302(a)(3) of the bill (at page 125) passed by the Senate | Read More »
I declare DOOM for Martha Coakley (D, MA-SEN).
I’ve been fighting the urge: it’s Massachusetts. But let’s review the evidence. The latest Rasmussen poll: 49/47 Coakley/Brown. That’s +2 Coakley for likely voters. Definite ones? +1 Brown. The total shift is +7 Brown in a week. Internal Democratic polling (via AoSHQ) is saying Coakley +5. Last week? Coakley +14. +9 shift to Brown, in other words. They’re not just paying union members to hold | Read More »
DOOMWatch: Why Creigh Deeds is losing.
It’s because of this question, and the answers. 17. Can you name one good reason that someone should vote for your opponent? DEEDS: [Long pause] You know, I can name you a thousand good reasons why they should vote for me. I’m the best-prepared person to be the next governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. … Bob is a guy that I’ve always gotten along | Read More »
DOOMWatch: Let the Blue-on-Blue sniping begin in Virginia.
(Via @mattklewis) I would take it as a personal favor from the Left if they would [verb deleted*] Mudcat Saunders. He’s very unhappy about the upcoming Democratic abandonment of Virginia – to the point where he’s obviously indifferent to the fact that he’s openly cussing to CNN about how stupid both the administration and the national Democratic party is being right now. Usually all of | Read More »
It’s official: DOOM for Deeds.
When the trailing candidate’s campaign starts talking about GOTV as the primary strategy for victory, it’s over. …the question that remains unanswered is whether they can prevail in a campaign in which Virginia’s many independent voters have turned against the national Democratic brand and with a nominee who many in the party privately believe has run a mediocre race. The answer will be revealed on | Read More »
The DOOM that came from Gallup.
Given in a polite, understated, terribly-sorry-to-bother-you sort of way: Parties Nearly Tied for Congress in 2010 PRINCETON, NJ — Roughly a year before the 2010 midterm elections, Gallup finds the Republican and Democratic Parties nearly tied in the congressional ballot preferences of registered voters. Forty-six percent of registered voters say they would vote for the Democrat and 44% say the Republican when asked which party’s | Read More »
A copy of the ACORN/Breitbart/O’Keefe/Giles suit…
…may be found here: ACORN v OKeefe – Background here (via Hot Air). They’re trying for the ‘audio recording without permission’ angle – however: I am not a lawyer, but I have been told by at least three that Section 23 can be used to justify discovery. As a direct and proximate result of the actions of defendants, ACORN has suffered injury to its reputation. | Read More »