From deep within his Bay State bunker, our intrepid reporter hears the bells ringing out, he hears the cannons roar, he hears all Americans free forever more. Oh, wait, it’s just bells he’s been hearing. Got a little carried away thinking of champions of liberty from Massachusetts who have five letters in their last name. Here’s the latest dispatch from the resistance, er, Sons and Daughters of Liberty:
I lost track of all the political calls today (my wife took several). I think we’re at five as of 6PM and the sheer volume is starting to get annoying.
One that I picked up was from Brown’s *other* (older) daughter. Like the one yesterday, it was very engaging, upbeat and forward-looking. I also heard an ad on the radio (local Christian AM station) with both girls. Scott came on at the end and said “thanks girls”, followed by a short trailer. You just
wanted to like them. Not sure the time on that station will do more than motivate the base, but it helps.
Driving around town, the thing that’s still conspicuous is a total lack of Coakley signs. I haven’t seen a single one since the primary. You’d think
her primary supporters would put them out again. The fact that they haven’t speaks to low awareness. Brown signs are easy to find but not common.
Despite the national coverage, this one is a sleeper.
I heard one Martha ad on a local FM oldies station. Anonymous announcer used a Brown clip to scare the base about him being the “41st Republican vote”. I doubt many know what that even means, much less why it matters to *them*. That plus the BHO call on Friday seem to point to an assumption, by the Coaklely camp that local folks care about big national strategy. I doubt many do. Everything I’ve heard out of her camp is defensive and
fear-oriented. Brown is still playing nice.
Weather is crappy, even by New England standards. Heavy wet snow and sleet, freezing to a dangerous black-ice glaze and the slop is expected to continue into tomorrow. Anyone not inclined to go out or make an extra stop tomorrow won’t. Put that together with the factors I noted above and closers advantage and I’m beginning to get optimistic that Mr. Brown just might take this one.
Decided to add emphasis to this dispatch. Seems the Brown campaign has held to the high ground and perhaps that’s what helps him unite the “center-right-indie coalition” and keep his base energized.
UPDATE: This should help remind you of the source of the lyrics paraphrased above: