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Massachusetts: Democratic jitters in Senate race (Dems worry about Elizabeth Warren's chances)
Boston Globe ^ | 03/07/2012 | Frank Phillips

Posted on 03/07/2012 10:16:29 AM PST by SeekAndFind

After a huge rush of optimism that Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy would end Scott Brown’s hold on his US Senate seat, Democratic insiders and activists are awakening to a new political reality, driven by a series of recent polls and Brown’s success these past few months in crafting an independent bipartisan image.

The campaign’s reshaped landscape, which appears to have shifted in Brown’s favor, has created a quiet buzz among some in the party that Warren, despite her incredible burst onto the Massachusetts electoral map last fall, has hit some strong headwinds and will need to recapture the excitement that lit up the Bay State’s political world when she entered the race in September.

A new poll released over the weekend by the Western New England University Polling Institute in partnership with The Republican newspaper of Springfield found Brown leading Warren, his top Democratic challenger, 49 to 41 percent. That closely reflects several other surveys taken in the last month that also show Brown with a lead.

In a handful of previous polls, Warren had led Brown, or come within the margin of error, while Brown’s favorability ratings appeared to be slipping.

As the mood of the electorate appears to have swung toward the incumbent senator, it has shaken much of the early confidence among the Democrats who, thrilled with the energy that went into her first months of Warren’s campaign, were convinced that she would beat Brown in November.

“Elizabeth Warren has to show she has a second act,’’ said Dan Payne, Democratic media analyst. Payne said his conversations with Democratic leaders suggested that there is some degree of concern.

“She has come out of the starting gate incredibly fast, but since then she has plateaued,’’ he said. “The burst of good feeling that greeted her candidacy has worn off.’’

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: brown; elizabethwarren; lizwarren; massachusetts; scottbrown; warren

1 posted on 03/07/2012 10:16:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They can always do what they did a few years back wit Toricelli and Lautenberg in NJ and dig up Teddy’s corpse and run that to win.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 10:20:25 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: SeekAndFind

Her best chance is to consult with Romeny’s team for advertising advice...


3 posted on 03/07/2012 10:20:25 AM PST by C210N
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To: SeekAndFind

Elizabeth Warren = 1%er


4 posted on 03/07/2012 10:21:39 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: SeekAndFind

deep blue Bay State voters will come home to her brand of eat-the-rich populism, take it to the bank


5 posted on 03/07/2012 10:21:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

I know that we conservatives are disappointed in Scott Brown, but given the facts of life about Mass, and while I live in New Hampshire, I work down there, talking to fellow conservatives, he is about the best that can be hoped for, considering the chunk of liberals infesting the Boston/Cambridge area.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 10:22:00 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Question_Assumptions

Seriously, watch the MA dems draft Ted Kennedy Jr. to run. Recent death of sister Kara, plus the sainted Ted Kennedy name would really be all he needs.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 10:24:48 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Granny Warren is the choice of the inside-128 liberal establishment. She is a carpetbagger Harvard faculty living in a multimillion dollar manse in Cambridge. How she intends to connect with the middle class is beyond me.

A horrible candidate to anyone not subscribing to the Globe.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 10:28:52 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: C210N

Romney’s advice to Warren would be: “Buy the Election like I’m buying the GOP nomination.”


9 posted on 03/07/2012 10:30:01 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I don't understand why the dems actually thought that running a bitter, angry, Harvard egghead that looks and acts like she is straight out of the old East German Communist Party was a good idea (even in ultra-liberal MA). Say what you will about Ted Kennedy, at least he had some of the roguish charm of a drunk, philandering uncle and Scott Brown has looks and Charisma on his side. Warren has nothing...
10 posted on 03/07/2012 10:37:47 AM PST by apillar
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To: Buckeye McFrog
deep blue Bay State voters will come home to her brand of eat-the-rich populism, take it to the bank

Massachusetts is liberal, but independents outnumber Democrats.

Brown will win by about 7-8 points easily. He's still a rock star in Mass (which drive the Boston Globe Democrat insane) and by far the state's most popular politician, beating both Kerry and Deval Patrick consistently in polls, relative to approval.
11 posted on 03/07/2012 10:39:47 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: SeekAndFind

Same is happening to Bob Kerry in Nebraska....suck on it LIBS!


12 posted on 03/07/2012 10:51:36 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: nhwingut

I like your tagline.

I think Tim would give Ol’ Silent Cal a run for the money (with respect to not blathering on at every opportunity.)

God, how I wish Palin was running. I voted the other day, but with all the enthusiasm and joy of a fluffy cat stuck in a torrential downpour.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 10:52:52 AM PST by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Recon Dad

RE: Same is happening to Bob Kerry in Nebraska...

After serving as Governor AND Senator for a long time, Nebraska is now turning its back on him? Who woulda thunk....


14 posted on 03/07/2012 10:55:29 AM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bill Maher said that the c*nt warren is being bitched slapped by that brown tw#t.

Moochelle is a fat-assed n8gg34.

15 posted on 03/07/2012 11:01:11 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Granny Warren is the choice of the inside-128 liberal establishment. She is a carpetbagger Harvard faculty living in a multimillion dollar manse in Cambridge. How she intends to connect with the middle class is beyond me.

By babbling, "Tax the rich, tax the rich"...

"Granny Warren", LOL! Good one!

16 posted on 03/07/2012 11:06:02 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: rlmorel
God, how I wish Palin was running.

Same here. She has the bulldog mentality of a Gingrich without the personal baggage. She appeals to Christians like Santorum sans the over the top sanctimonious style. She had a better fiscal record as governor than Romney. And she's an expert in energy - when it's the top issue.

She easily would have coalesced the conservative movement (social, foreign policy, and Tea Party) and wiped the floor with Romney. Oh. Well.

Golden opportunity. Missed.
17 posted on 03/07/2012 11:06:16 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: apillar
“she is straight out of the old East German Communist Party was a good idea”

Perfectly said.

Sen. Joe McCarthy was right, we were being systematically infiltrated with communists. We were defeated from with in. Both Romney and Obama are socialists. We are being denied the right to say “NO” to socialism.

Joe died at 48 years old in 1957, that was just 2 years after Edward R. Murrow assassinated his Joe's career and person. That put an end to shining a spotlight on the infiltration of the communists.

He was best friends with Joe and John Kennedy. Both were very anti-communist. Five years after Joe died of liver failure, JFK was assassinated. I think that was the event that marked the end of the Democratic party as a legitimate constitutionally based party.

Shortly thereafter LBJ took their first step toward socialism and communism with his “Great Society” or “Great Socialism Plan”.

Liz Warren and her ilk, are what the Democrats are.

18 posted on 03/07/2012 11:13:32 AM PST by RavenLooneyToon
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To: Buckeye McFrog
deep blue Bay State voters will come home to her brand of eat-the-rich populism, take it to the bank

She IS the rich.

19 posted on 03/07/2012 11:17:59 AM PST by Boston Blackie
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To: SeekAndFind

Very interested to see what happens in Indiana with Lugar and in Utah with Hatch. Could be a real changing of the guard coming up.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 11:20:19 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: RavenLooneyToon

One minor point... Willard is a Socialist. Zero is a Stalinist.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 11:23:16 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: nhwingut

nhwingnut, that is an EXCELLENT summary.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 11:30:47 AM PST by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Lol. Great! Atleast after the dust clears we maybe lucky enough to see the two factions duke it out.
Maybe that will be our opportunity to re-establish the constitution as the law of the land.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 11:43:00 AM PST by RavenLooneyToon
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To: RavenLooneyToon

We need a revolution, that’s for sure (as Jefferson said about the tree of liberty).


24 posted on 03/07/2012 11:45:55 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I think if we act fast, a revolution can be avoided, the same goal can be achieved thru the use of the Internet. I believe that:
1.The majority of Americans don't know the extent of the communist infiltration.

2. If the above majority knew, they would feel betrayed and enraged. They might actually become active and redefine the parties and vote.

3. Likewise, there are no where near the amount of communist sympathizers as the country is led to believe. That is all part of the propaganda. I think actual pro-Americans greatly out number the communists/socialists.

4.ALL WE HAVE TO DO is educate them. We have to take the message outside of FR.

Anything I post is free for anyone to copy and past to any comment section they find anywhere. We need to spread the word!
Here's an example anyone can cut and paste:

We, the Republic, are being denied the choice to say NO to socialism and we had better act now!.(vanity).
There is no difference between Romney and Obama. We, the Republic, are being denied the choice to say NO to socialism.
It’s a setup.
The fix is in.
We, the Republic, have been loosing a war of financial attrition for decades. We, the Republic are engaged in a war with those who govern us. Drastic measures are required to defeat this enemy in order to stop the bleeding that each of us are seeing in the depreciation of our savings, the constant onslaught of taxes, fees, and licenses. Each of them designed to remove our ability to live free.
If a slave is a person who works for no money, then a paid person who works with no money left for savings or investment is therefore a slave. In each case work is done, the slave is fed and roofed.
If we spread the word fast enough, we can awaken the good and right sleeping masses.

25 posted on 03/07/2012 12:13:07 PM PST by RavenLooneyToon
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To: SeekAndFind

Go Brown!


26 posted on 03/07/2012 12:15:34 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: RavenLooneyToon

I don’t really know if it can be avoided. What needed to be done should’ve been done decades ago. Communism/Fascism/Totalitarianism has just been repackaged under the aegis of liberalism. The Democrat party is the vehicle, and the Republican party is rapidly moving in that direction (the establishment already has). The culture and the education system is firmly in its service. Using the internet to raise awareness is like alerting folks to a bonfire already in progress. The big goals by the left have been accomplished. Once you have an enormous amount of people working for the government, unions and close to half the population not paying taxes (receiving welfare), with the minority paying for the rest, we’ve lost the war and the Republic has crumbled.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 12:31:56 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Socialism has already failed in the USA.
We ran out of other people's money a long time ago, that's why we owe uncomputational trillions of dollars.

If we can not revert back then we should plan now. Maybe we can plan to be ahead of it all.

You have to figure that we will avoid a war with China when they call in the debt. For after all, we're just one big communist/socialist family.

I envision the West Coast will be parlied as payment.

We do not want to be surrounded by them on both flanks, and we need Industry and Coast to provide trade roots.

Perhaps a plan to organize the South East as the new beacon of freedom might be a goal.

28 posted on 03/07/2012 12:45:28 PM PST by RavenLooneyToon
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To: SeekAndFind
Fix number one:
"Warren, despite her incredible lickspittle-media driven burst onto the Massachusetts electoral map"

Fix number two:
"She has come out of the starting gate incredibly fast,..."

"We started promoting the commie tool furiously as soon as we could..."

Fix number three:
The burst of good feeling that greeted her candidacy has worn off.’

She is so bad that even despite our best efforts and the fact that she's running in the liberal cesspool that is Massachusetts, we can't make a silk purse out of this sow's ear.
29 posted on 03/07/2012 1:37:22 PM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not sure why they care. Brown is as liberal as any of them.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 2:01:30 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: SeekAndFind

something tells me that the “Conservatives hostile toward Brown” amount to about 1% of the MASS electorate. So they are not part of his majority coalition.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 9:41:49 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Kansas to campaign against MITT.)
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