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  •  Coakley is a public servant, not a politico. (1+ / 0-)
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    mollyk

    She was a terrible candidate, but she certainly did articulate positions on the issues. She's a perfect example of the fact that issues mean nothing in politics. Certainly most people in MA agree with her and the Democratic position on virtually all issues, as opposed to Scott "I drive a truck" Brown. She'd been a DA and AG, and I think was pretty good at both jobs, but neither are political positions. She had no campaign skills, or even any real campaign experience (a down-ticket Democrat is virtually assured of election in MA) at all. She's an administrative drone, politically clueless, and showed it during the campaign. But she's basically okay on the issues. It's not fair to suggest that she had no platform or didn't stand for anything. It's just nobody cared.

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