Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This sums up Martha Coakley's campaign perfectly

A telling little excerpt in the middle of a much longer Globe piece today about the Coakley Coronation Campaign:
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.
Yes, Martha. Exactly. As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park. In the cold. Shaking voters' hands.

And just how has Martha chosen to spend her days, since she's not shaking hands and meeting voters? According to the Globe,
Aware that she has little time for the hand-shaking and baby-kissing of a standard political campaign, she has focused instead on rallying key political leaders, Democratic activists, and union organizers, in hope they will get people to the polls.
Martha spends her time with "political leaders, Democratic activists, and union organizers." Scott Brown spends his time busting his rump back and forth across the state, meeting as many voters as he possibly can.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why a Republican finds himself on the brink of winning 'the Kennedy seat.

1 comment:

  1. Hustle and letting the people know that he wants to earn your vote gives me an indication of character. This work ethic is a core value and I like the signs I get from Scott Brown!


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