Voters: “…And The Horse You Rode In On”

    It’s only the Grace of God that this thing got to happen at all. The Democrats had 60 votes, and a manifest willingness to ignore the clear will of the people. Many slipped deadlines (Summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas, SOTU…) notwithstanding, there really wasn’t any reason to think they would not get what they wanted before ballot-casting voters had a chance to say anything about it. ‘Man | Read More »

    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.

    Scott Brown Goes To 11

    Too good to check: Jim Geraghty hears that Scott Brown’s campaign has internal polls showing him up 11 points: I’m getting the sense that the folks hearing this are almost a little incredulous, but it seems every demographic and key group is breaking to Brown in the past day or two. Geraghty also notes conflicting reports that Martha Coakley‘s internal polls show her either even | Read More »

    Scott Brown Goes To 11

    Too good to check: Jim Geraghty hears that Scott Brown’s campaign has internal polls showing him up 11 points: I’m getting the sense that the folks hearing this are almost a little incredulous, but it seems every demographic and key group is breaking to Brown in the past day or two. Geraghty also notes conflicting reports that Martha Coakley‘s internal polls show her either even | Read More »

    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 »

    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 »

    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 »