Monday, January 18, 2010

'It Was the Hindenburg Crashing Into the Titanic'

Think the Martha Coakley campaign has been a disaster? Well, it's actually been worse. It's so bad I'm surprised FEMA hasn't been called out to help rescue her.
While Scott Brown was wearing out a set of truck tires on retail politics, Coakley sniffed at the idea of “standing outside Fenway Park [map], in the cold, shaking hands.” She certainly didn’t waste time explaining her positions on health care or national security to the voters, in part because when she tried, it became painfully clear she didn’t understand them herself.

Coakley’s arrogant assumption of victory was so strong that midway through the brief campaign season, she simply disappeared off the campaign trail for days.

When independent voters and moderate Democrats were wondering if Coakley was out of touch, she answered by jetting off to Washington for a big-dollar lobbyist fundraiser. Why didn’t she just stop by AIG and present them with a bonus check while she was at it?

Then suddenly she found herself in a competitive political race. And how did Coakley respond? She threw a political tantrum.

Voters were deluged with Coakley’s attack ads - so many they could barely fit in the commercial breaks. Dark, ominous and ugly, Coakley’s media message was the polar opposite to that offered by smiling Scott Brown.

In the end, Coakley spent millions on TV ads that actually drove her own numbers down.

And then, as though to prove she couldn’t do anything right, she held a fundraiser starring the U.N. envoy to Haiti.

What was Coakley thinking, having Bill Clinton at a $2,400-per-person fundraiser at the Fairmont Copley while crying Haitian families were clawing through the rubble looking for loved ones? Is rescuing a desperately incompetent Democrat really more important than saving the starving of Haiti?

This is the kind of political stupidity it takes for a Democrat to lose a Senate race in Massachusetts. You can’t just run a weak campaign, or commit a gaffe or two. You’ve got to run an absolute disaster of a campaign to lose to a Republican here.

And that’s what Coakley delivered. It wasn’t the Hindenburg or the Titanic. It was the Hindenburg crashing into the Titanic.
Not only has Coakley failed miserably, the local arm of the Democratis Part, the Boston Globe, is so desperate they still have assorted days old hit pieces already discredited still sitting on their main page of Senate coverage. What, there were no developments in the race over the weekend?
•Abraham Brown’s failure
•Lehigh Brown hasn't shown courage needed
•Vennochi Brown's misleading campaign
Meanwhile, delusional Democrats pin the failre of Coakley's campaign on -- are you ready for it? -- George W. Bush.

As audience members streamed out of Pres. Obama's rally on behalf of AG Martha Coakley (D) here tonight, the consensus was that the fault for Coakley's now-floundering MA SEN bid lies with one person -- George W. Bush.

"People are upset because there's so many problems," Rosemary Kverek, 70, a retired Charleston schoolteacher said as tonight's rally wrapped up. "But the problems came from the previous administration. So we're blaming poor Obama, who's working 36 hours a day ... to solve these problems that he inherited."

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), speaking with a gaggle of reporters after the event, said that while state Sen. Scott Brown (R) offers voters a quick fix, in reality, the problems created by "George Bush and his cronies" are not so easily solved.
Roundup of coverage here.

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