…were stated today by Jules Crittenden.
Fortunately for Coakley, this is Massachusetts, and she’s up against someone with a lot less name-recognition and the full strength of the Mass GOP behind him … snort … excuse me.
We have a history of electing Republican governors but never republicans representatives, During the height of that streak we couldn’t get republicans to run in districts let alone win in ones where they did. I can’t remember the last time were the democratic super majorities were challenged. The Mass GOP has all the competency of Lt. The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh.
Meanwhile, she’s got heavy union vote insurance in this special mid-winter election. There is no reason to think she really has anything to worry about.
The teachers and public employee unions are going to go all out on this election, with an economy in the tank these guys know where their bread is buttered and are not going to do anything that they perceive could effect their job future…and it will.
And the worst of it:
As for the Globe, while the due diligence is impressive, I sense a nose-holding, “She’s timid and inept, coddled diddlers, but we need her to carry on Ted’s legacy” final endorsement coming on.
Last night was game night, 4 guys excluding myself showed up, all vote and all are independents. Not a single one believes Brown has a chance. I have yet to speak to an actual voter in person who thinks so.
I’ll still vote for him, and I’ll make the case for him with whoever I can but I’m not going to get my hopes all up nor my knickers in an uproar if he loses. I may be known for my mindless optimism but I’m just not seeing anything on the ground to support it here.
Speaking of mindless optimism and Lt. George…
This election has every chance of going the way of that trial.
Update: Glenn is right, we should still go all out, but we should do so with eyes wide open.
Update 2: Camp of the Saints links, thanks.
Update 3: Boy what a difference a couple of weeks makes. Compare this post with my one on Election night after 900+ miles around the state with Stacy McCain talking to voters everywhere we stopped.