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  •  Actually, you were right. (2+ / 0-)
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    Brown is no one.  The only reason he won in 2010 is because we screwed up and nominated Coakley.  He really is not all that formidable, and we should stop worrying and just be sure to nominate strong candidates (next up, the governor's race).

    •  I partially disagree (0+ / 0-)

      in that he worked his ass (or elephant?) off in that election.  All the signs, all the ads, all the stickers: Brown, Brown, Brown.

      The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

      by raboof on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 11:59:04 AM PST

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      •  Sure, ok. (3+ / 0-)
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        But that only mattered because Coakley didn't work at all.  As I mentioned in another discussion recently, I'm fairly sure the Coakley campaign never even ordered bumper stickers or campaign buttons.  I live in an overwhelmingly liberal Democratic town immediately adjacent to Boston, and I work in Boston, and I never saw either one.

        And she spent most of her time campaigning out of state, with donors in D.C., as though she had already won.  She did virtually nothing to connect with Mass. voters.  Very late in the game, her campaign released a terribly written and produced TV ad that made her look old, severe, and presumptious.

        Brown's very respectable effort would have been futile against a compentent and energetic Democratic campaign.

        •  I actually saw a Coakley for Senate bumper sticker (0+ / 0-)

          on a car a couple of months ago. The first time I'd ever seen one ...

          The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

          by raboof on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 12:41:15 PM PST

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        •  It was the tortoise and the hare (0+ / 0-)

          The tortoise (Brown) worked like mad, but still would have lost if the hare (Coakley) did anything remotely resembling effort. I remember trying to contact that campaign and nobody answered phones or called back. Then Warren comes around and has an office every half mile across the state.

          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 Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:13:54 PM PST

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