View Full Version : Coakley camp: "Its Obama's Fault!"
01-19-2010, 05:31 PM
The Coakley campaign is bridling at finger-pointing (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31637.html) from the White House and Washington Democrats, and an outside adviser to the campaign has provided to POLITICO a memo aimed at rebutting the charge that Coakley failed and making the case that national Democrats failed her.
The adviser, who made the case to my colleague Jonathan Martin on the condition of anonymity in response, he said, to "the current leaking coming out of the White House and the DNC that is chalking all of this up to a “bad candidate”.
The adviser, who cited internal polling numbers to make the case, e-mails that, "There’s more to the story than that. If Martha is guilty of taking the race for granted, so is the White House and the DNC."
01-19-2010, 05:57 PM
Certianly the administration and DC dems are making it vastly harder than it needed to be but she ran a lackluster campaign while Brown ran a rather good one.
But its the bluest race their is. A yellow dog should have won.
Look for the DNC to repeat the bad candidate mantra.
Deeds was also terrible in Virginia but to be fair, he had to distance himself form the administration and with budget problems here in va he could not promise to buy votes and he knew it. Makes me wonder if Terry McAulliff threw the primary knowng that last year was the wrong year to elect a dem governor....
Any way you shake it, Obama is becoming a very large albatross.
01-19-2010, 06:10 PM
This is so delicious it is too good to check. :D
Democratic Party responds to Coakley memo: 'Political malpractice'
A senior Democratic Party official responded furiously today to a memo from a Coakley adviser arguing that the national party bears a large share of blame for failing to support her financially and sticking her with unpopular policies on health care and Afghanistan.
The official writes:
This memo is a pack full of lies and fantasies — The DNC and the DSCC did everything they were asked and have been involved in the race for several weeks, not just the last one.
The campaign failed to recognize this threat, failed to keep Coakley on the campaign trail, failed to create a negative narrative about Brown, failed to stay on the air in December while he was running a brilliant campaign. It's wishful thinking from a pollster, candidate and campaign team that were caught napping and are going to allow one of the worst debacles in American political history to happen on their watch that they are at the 11th hour are going to blame others.
Before the DNC and DSCC got involved there was barely a single piece of paper on what the narrative is on Brown. The candidate in this race and the campaign have been involved in the worst case of political malpractice in memory and they aren't going to be able to spin themselves out of this with a memo full of lies. ... http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0110/Democratic_Party_responds_to_Coakley_memo_Politica l_malpractice.html#comments
01-19-2010, 06:49 PM
No matter what she or Obama did, I think voters in Massachusetts would be turning sharply to the right.
This is how our democracy works---the voters keep the leaders from going too far in either direction. Bush learned that the hard way, and now it's Obama's turn!
Health Care, RIP.
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