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  •  Heh. I do NOT see it that way (12+ / 0-)

    Lots of us preferred Capuano. Coakley was foisted upon us by the "Blindly vote for the woman" crowd, who could pull that off in a primary for a special election. And plenty of people who weren't in any Boston Boys Club couldn't get behind her. Look, you don't insult your electorate like she did with the Winter Classic--especially when people in your own party are still dealing with her Fells Acre Case stench.

    Capuano would have won that race. No doubt in my mind, because he didn't think he was above the Little People, and he didn't have Fells Acre on his resume. Martha Coakley sucked. I was absolutely livid when she won the primary--and that was before she started acting like she didn't have to press flesh to defeat Brown.

    I voted for her, because I knew what Brown was, but it made me sick to my stomach to do so. And I know progressives who stayed home, because she was so unappealing.

    Nobody gives a flying crap who Menino endorses.

    "Maybe: it's a vicious little word that could slay me"--Sara Bareilles

    by ChurchofBruce on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 10:52:16 AM PDT

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    •  This. (7+ / 0-)

      I didn't see a lot of institutional support for Capuano, from the Boston boys' club or anywhere else.  And I'm sorry for it, both because he'd have had a much better chance of winning that election and because he'd have listened to his actual constituents as a senator.  My only consolation for what went down two years ago will be if we get Senator Elizabeth Warren out of it.

    •  To be fair, (2+ / 0-)
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      I don't think it was the "blindly vote for the women" crowd. No women has ever been elected Senator or Governor from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, so I'm not sure that crowd really exists.

      What the "blindly vote for" crowd was, in that primary, was for the candidate who people a) assumed had the most money and b) assumed her popularity as AG translated to any other seat she ran for.

      What they didn't realize is that her treasure chest as AG existed in the state's PAC and couldn't be used for her Senate campaign, so in fact Capuano was the one with the greater pool of $$, and that her popularity as AG really wasn't going to automatically translate into a run for Senate, particularly since a lot of that popularity was a little hollow (I don't think people really knew her all that well as AG back then).

    •  Right, Capuano was crushed by Coakley in the (1+ / 0-)
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      primary -- CRUSHED -- but could have won the general. He of the, I criticize Coakley for opposing healthcare bill over anti-abortion provision ... oh wait, now I agree with her.

      And yes, it matters who Menino backs, because he's got a great voter turnout operation inBoston.

    •  I voted for Capuano (0+ / 0-)

      He was much more of a fighter than Coakley, and would have taken Brown apart in the debates.  He also wouldn't have stunk of "let's keep Tookey Amirault in jail because of a twenty year old witch hunt" the way Coakley did.

      And if you want eyecandy...Capuano's nephew makes Scott Brown look like dirt.  

      Just saying.

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