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Obama to Mass., but die may be cast
Politico ^ | 1/16/2010 | Harry Siegel

Posted on 01/16/2010 8:21:57 PM PST by Saije

With the political winds at the back of Republican Scott Brown, pollsters tracking the Massachusetts Senate race are skeptical that President Obama’s Boston rally on Sunday will be enough to put Democrat Martha Coakley over the top.

Her supporters are holding on to the hope that Obama’s appearance, along with the wave of reports about Brown’s surging poll numbers, will inspire Democrats who’ve been cool to Coakley and the race until now to turn out at the polls to back her.

Given the state’s leftward tilt – it last elected a Republican senator in 1972, and Democrats outnumber Republicans by about three-to-one – that could avert a stunning Democratic loss of a seat that seemed safe as recently as two weeks ago.

“A lot of people don’t even realize there is an election on Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of Ted Kennedy,” Obama says in a robocall that state voters began receiving Friday. “They don’t realize why it’s so important.”

David Paleologos, the director of the Political Research Center at Boston's Suffolk University, said Obama’s visit was “less about persuasion – just one percent of voters are still undecided – and more about inspiration,” making sure Democrats voters disinterested in the race or cool to Coakley head to the polls.

But so far it’s been Brown who’s benefited from turning the election into a referendum on the president’s policies. He’s based much of his campaign on a promise to stop Obama’s health plan, since his win would leave Democrats one vote shy of the 60 needed to stop a filibuster, while Coakley has vowed to pass it.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: coakley; election; ma2010; obama; scottbrown
I don't know if they're just trying to downplay expectations or if the internal polling for Coakley is really bad or what.
1 posted on 01/16/2010 8:21:57 PM PST by Saije
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To: Saije
They know its really bad. Obama is going to throw Coakley under the bus - he's going to Massachusetts to assure the Democratic base he tried for his party's candidate and the ironic thing is a lot of Massachusetts Democrats just don't like her, period.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

2 posted on 01/16/2010 8:24:43 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Saije

Croakleys internals must be really bad. The MSM has been laying the groundwork for the “It is not Obamas fault” excuse for two days now.


3 posted on 01/16/2010 8:27:28 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: Saije

I Have no idea what the polls show. I have read so many polls I don’t know what to believe anymore. PPP is going to come out with a poll tomorrow(now we already know PPP is a Dem hack polling company) that shows Coakley with a +1 lead over Brown..I just want Brown to win, we have to kill this bill. Coakley is the worse of the worse, she can’t win


4 posted on 01/16/2010 8:30:05 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: goldstategop
ironic thing is a lot of Massachusetts Democrats just don't like her, period.

They don't like Obama either.

5 posted on 01/16/2010 8:31:21 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: Saije
From the story:

The title of a posting on the popular liberal state politics blog Blue Mass Group summed up the take-your-medicine message to disaffected Democrats: “Yes it sucks. Yes you have to vote Coakley.”

A year ago you could have posted the same exact words with McCain replacing Coakley. Look how well it worked for us?

Deep Kimchee for Democrats in Massachusetts coming this week.

6 posted on 01/16/2010 8:31:23 PM PST by kAcknor ("A pistol! Are you expecting trouble sir?" "No ma'am, were I expecting trouble I'd have a rifle.")
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To: Saije
Obama to Mass., but die may be cast

That sounds almost Shakespearean.

7 posted on 01/16/2010 8:31:34 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: Saije

does obama have any political capital left?


8 posted on 01/16/2010 8:35:34 PM PST by dalebert
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To: rawcatslyentist

Et tu Brute


9 posted on 01/16/2010 8:35:40 PM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Time to dig out the pitchforks and torches...............)
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To: goldstategop
I bet obozo don't go.Coakley losing will be a blow to obzo..he will sit this one out and blame in on Haiti wait Bush~~~~
10 posted on 01/16/2010 8:38:42 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: dalebert
does obama have any political capital left?

I noticed on today's (January 15, 2010) Web versions of the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times, there were no front-page adulatory articles about BO, or any other kind of articles about him, for that matter. This is unusual for these two media outlets.

11 posted on 01/16/2010 8:40:50 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Saije

“This may be a similar Corzine-type situation, where Obama is magnificent but it doesn’t resonate.”

Damn... it never ends. The MSM makes me sick.


12 posted on 01/16/2010 8:40:59 PM PST by Drea
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

Will belt to boobs be able to save the swimmers seat?


13 posted on 01/16/2010 8:41:23 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: thecodont

good news?


14 posted on 01/16/2010 8:42:52 PM PST by dalebert
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To: rawcatslyentist

Clinton and Obama trek to Haiti, seek to lead effort that will save thousands of lives!!!! Barack “Hussein” Obama and ex-president William Jefferson Clinton are both tonight headed to the overwhelmed nation of Haiti that both profess to love so much..........wait a minute!!!!!! Cancel that bulletin, both Obama and Clinton have suddenly lost their love for the beseiged folks and children suffering in Haiti. The special election in Massachusetts is much, much, much, more important then some poor unfortunate, dehydrating, starving, injured and dying souls in Haiti!!!! Shucks, Martha Coakley “not the sharpest knife in the drawer needs help”. Goodness, Haiti and her people can wait!!!! Send Hillary, she will suffice for the moment!!!! Damnit, send GW Bush and even his old man, we can bad mouth him and the senior Bush later after we screw things up, we’ll blame him!!!!! And....the beat of the socialist/communist/facist mantra that is Barack Hussein Obama goes on!!!! Has enough America????? Vote for Scott Brown on Tuesday, January 19, 2010!!!!!


15 posted on 01/16/2010 8:46:21 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Saije

I’m not getting my hopes up too high, but 0bama doesn’t have a good track record of getting out the vote for other candidates. Since he was elected, 0bama poured in money, cut robocalls, radio and TV ads to back Martin in the Georgia run off election, Martin lost by 15 points. Then he campaigned in both VA and NJ, McDonnell won by almost 20 points in VA and democrat NJ went republican. So, I’m hoping that 0bama will be the kiss of death for Coakley.


16 posted on 01/16/2010 8:50:02 PM PST by euram
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To: thecodont
I noticed on today's (January 15, 2010) Web versions of the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times, there were no front-page adulatory articles about BO, or any other kind of articles about him, for that matter. This is unusual for these two media outlets.

And ABC Radio News (the ones who always refered to President Bush as "Mr. Bush") has only had Obama's harsh voice on their broadcasts a few times during the past few days. Very unusual for them too.

17 posted on 01/16/2010 8:57:08 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Saije

It was over as soon as she said Schilling was a Yankees fan.


18 posted on 01/16/2010 8:58:53 PM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: goldstategop

They know its really bad. Obama is going to throw Coakley under the bus - he’s going to Massachusetts to assure the Democratic base he tried for his party’s candidate and the ironic thing is a lot of Massachusetts Democrats just don’t like her, period
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A lot may not like O either.


19 posted on 01/16/2010 9:00:22 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: o-n-money

Praying that Obama doesn’t pen executive order allowing Haitians to vote in Massachusetts Senate election Tuesday via absentee ballots handed out with food...


20 posted on 01/16/2010 9:04:16 PM PST by RobFromGa (The FairTax is to tax policy as Global Warming is to science.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
>"both Obama and Clinton have suddenly lost their love for the beseiged folks and children suffering in Haiti.

Must be because they're so poor, and so black.

21 posted on 01/16/2010 9:07:18 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: Saije

If Zero shows up in MA, it’s only to distribute negative reinforcement to the Rats - he’ll not be there to cheer for Chokely.


22 posted on 01/16/2010 9:08:42 PM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Actually, in this case I agree with them. No matter how much Mass Dems may like Obama, they know that if they vote for Coakley based on him, that he’ll be back in D.C. to tuck Sasha and malia in to bed on Sunday night, and they’ll be stuck with Coakley for (how many?)long years!


23 posted on 01/16/2010 9:16:35 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: RobFromGa

If he had your idea, he would have moved much faster to Haiti.


24 posted on 01/16/2010 9:20:03 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: Saije

You Mass folks spread the word to take video cameras for anyone going to welcome Obama to Boston on Sunday.

Favorite Communist ploy at this point is to create an incident and blame it on the opposition party. So look for the union wannabe thugs to cause trouble.


25 posted on 01/16/2010 10:09:47 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Mary Jo Kopechne would be a Scott Brown voter!!)
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To: Saije
"“A lot of people don’t even realize there is an election on Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of Ted Kennedy,” Obama says in a robocall that state voters began receiving Friday."

Clueless as usual, eh Odumbo?

You forget that you're talking to YOUR voters. You know - the same ones who believed all the dreck that you spewed last year? The same ones who didn't have the good sense to find out for themselves that you're an avowed Marxist, who's hell-bent on destroying their very way of life?

You actually expect YOUR voters to know that there's an election going on in their own back yard that has the potential to destroy your pathetic term in office?

Idiot...

26 posted on 01/16/2010 10:12:43 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

The MOJO is in Browns favor... The Dems are in FULL retreat and defensive mode in just one year..... Obummer is 1 and done.


27 posted on 01/16/2010 11:33:01 PM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: Republic Rocker
The MOJO is in Browns favor... The Dems are in FULL retreat and defensive mode in just one year.....

The world is getting righter, don't you think? I'm so lovin' this.

28 posted on 01/16/2010 11:46:11 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DGHoodini

Croak...ley. They are croaking!


29 posted on 01/17/2010 12:11:19 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: Saije

A dagger in the heart of the Democratic party’s and the President’s leftist programs if Brown wins.

Even if he loses in a very close vote it should stagger the Dems and MSM who wrote off the Republican party as finished only a year ago.


30 posted on 01/17/2010 7:18:16 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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