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  •  I think that is a serious issue (3+ / 0-)
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    after the Coakley disaster I sure hope Party Democrats understand the need for someone that will excite base Democrats to come out in a special election. Specials are different then general elections. You have to be able to EXCITE your base and do it fairly quickly. Boring, middle of the road, doesn't get the job done.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 03:39:08 PM PST

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    •  trouble is (1+ / 0-)
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      there is no one in the MA delegation that can accomplish that feat.

      Most names being mentioned are from inside the 95 belt which means that given the voter makeup of a special election they will get beaten handily by Mini-Mitt (Brown)

      I hate to continue to seem like a downer on this but if Brown runs I truly do not see a way he loses.

      •  I "could" see Brown losing (1+ / 0-)
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        But think it will require much work and a good campaign by the Democratic nominee. Not gonna say I can't imagine winning.

        I have said on DK I think it will be tough, and have been all but pilloried by out-of-staters who kindly informed me Scott Brown has no chance. Apparently his 2012 campaign's smears of Warren killed his popularity in Massachusetts. Could have fooled me.

        Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 05:30:59 PM PST

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        •  Brown has a 58/28 favorable/unfavorable (1+ / 0-)
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          I think the 2012 election damaged him, but with the expected low turnout of a special election and the short campaign window, Scott Brown will be a strong opponent.

          Brown is vulnerable though to his anti-choice record, his homophobic history(see how he got the Jacques seat in the state Senate), and his past pro-gun stances(Massachusetts is the only state that bans assault weapons.   We will eat pro-NRA nuts for lunch).  

          Washington and Colorado said that you've got to legalize it. Hope the DOJ respects that.

          by pistolSO on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 06:03:54 PM PST

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          •  I wrote elsewhere on here (1+ / 0-)
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            how Brown's overall favorables, as well as the crosstabs for Dems/Rep/Indep were virtually identical in PPP's last poll before this November's election and the last PPP poll before the Jan. 2010 special.

            I agree the way to beat him is by hammering the issues you identified. And a lot of GOTV.

            Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

            by fenway49 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 05:57:14 AM PST

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