Offering a slightly “different perspective” from my attribution of Scott Brown’s victory yesterday to forces beyond Martha Coakley’s control, our Bay State reader Dave B offers his analysis of that good woman’s defeat:
Martha Coakley lost the election because Harry Reid decided to make a political payoff to Senator Nelson with taxpayer money while our President applauded it. Coakley suffered and lost ground although she still was going to win. Then Reid made another backroom deal with SEIU that pissed off most of us Union guys who know our representatives don’t represent the rank and file union guys doing the actual work. Coakley suffered further losses. Brown gained even more momentum.
I supported Brown from the beginning, believed in his stances, and am conservative all the way but even I could see that Coakley was helpless. She had a choice to abruptly reverse direction in her already stated support of Obamacare and risk being a flip flopper or stick with it. She stuck with it and these incompetents in Washington sunk her. Being an ultra-liberal she was ill prepared to deal with other issues that Mass citizens were concerned with because she was an elitist and completely out of touch and ill prepared to be questioned on her views.
For all her gaffes she still would have won if not for Obama, Reid, and SEIU who tried to ram this Health Care abortion down the throats of people that already have a health care system that we already pay for. For them to throw the blame in her direction is cowardly. THEY lost it for her. Although I’m glad and Brown is going to be a great Senator, these guys are cowards if they continue to blame her and her campaign without taking responsibility themselves.
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