Mass: Why Scott Brown’s Quote Fell Short
Given that Martha Coakley was unwilling to do the work required to win one of the highest elected offices in the land before being absolutely forced to do it and even now isn't really measuring up, there's no reason for Massachusetts residents to believe she'll do any better supposedly fighting for them in Washington. Coakley approached the race with a mindset of entitlement. And a sense of entitlement is the last thing Massachusetts voters, or any one of us should want to see more of in the US Senate right now
Can Republican Scott Brown go to Washington as the newest Senator from Massachusetts? The state's partisan politics may still be a formidable challenge, but given this latest from Martha Coakley, he should. Coakley continues to turn in an embarrassing performance, looking more like a Senate wannabe, than a serious candidate for the seat.
Early in the race, Coakley would barely utter Republican nominee Scott Brown's name. This morning, she said it about a dozen times in 10 minutes. She criticized his stance on health care, gay marriage, and taxes as she sought to link Brown to former president George W. Bush.
"The only thing he has proposed is to continue to give the haves and have mores the tax cuts they got under the Bush-Cheney administration," Coakley said at a press conference in her campaign headquarters in Charlestown. "Not only is Scott Brown a roadblock to progress, he wants to go back to the failed policies of the Bush-Cheney administration."
Lacking any ideas of her own and apparently believing the seat would be awarded her based upon the capital D for Democrat after her name, Coakley sounds like a candidate without a clue, forced to rely on a dusty old Democratic Party playbook from 2008. I'm almost left wondering if she even knows what year it is. A fact like that might come in handy should she reach the US Senate, despite an increasingly obvious empty suit.
In last night's debate, Scott Brown had to remind moderator David Gergen, "It’s not the Kennedy seat, it’s the people’s seat". Brown should have added, It's not the Coakley seat, either, even if only for Martha Coakley's sake. Based upon her lack of ideas, poor campaign preparation and two-year-old rhetoric, it's clear Coakley believed it belonged to her and not the people going in.