Posts Tagged ‘MA Senate Race’

Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably know that Martha Coakley lost her bid to take Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in Massachusetts.

I’m just going to say it – I wasn’t surprised at the outcome.  Much like Dukakis and Kerry, Coakley didn’t do what campaigns should do between winning a primary and crushing a general election.  If you don’t believe me, just go to google and start reading.  The shorter version of how the campaign work slowed down can be found via kos and Marc Ambinder from The Atlantic.

Like the Lambeau Field incident during the Kerry campaign, Coakley flubbed a question about a Red Sox legend in a state that takes baseball as seriously as breathing.  All politics is local and don’t you dare try to run for office without knowing your home teams and your local heroes.  Was that the reason she lost? Of course not.  It was a symptom of a larger problem. Continue Reading »