Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Why Did Coakley Lose in Mass?

Coakley ran a bad campaign and she was a bad candidate. But different groups, in the aftermath, will claim a host of other reasons, mainly because they're more interesting narratives:

It's a referendum on the Obama administration.

The country said no to health care reform.

Coakley's comment on the conscience clause sank her.

Most all of this is bunk. Coakley was a bad candidate from Western Mass who alienated the rest of the state's democratic machine organizers. Brown campaigned like he wanted the job, Coakley didn't.

It's not like Democrats were doing much with their 60 super majority anyway. Just saying.

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