President Will Hurt Coakley’s Chances
Twelve months ago, if President Obama made a trip to campaign for a candidate it may have helped. The president has hurt his most loyal supporters most, which is why in the most liberal states like Massachusetts, there is a fear that republicans will start winning. Remember in 2008 when John McCain did not want President Bush on the campaign trail?
Granted Martha Coakley’s campaign is in utter disarray, and perhaps anything can help. Her campaign has taken a huge dive as of late, loosing a twenty-plus point lead. Scott Brown has come out of nowhere, because the election of Coackley would mean the continuation of the status-quo. The citizens of Massachusetts feel let down by the President, and current congress. They did not all of the sudden turn to Rush Limbaugh supporters, they lost hope in the current administration. By not voting in this special election, it will show the country their anger… which is exactly what they want.
As Josh Painter of Politicallore.com reported, Coakley’s campaign could not even spell Massachusetts correctly in a campaign ad, and is holding fundraisers in D.C. This is not the representation that Massachusetts residents currently want, and it is showing in the polls. Scott Brown would not have been able to poll 35% if the election was held earlier… instead of appointing somebody interim Senator. Scott Brown is currently up in the polls, and it looks like he will be walking away with a victory. Whether or not it will just be for one term or not, remains to be seen.