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(Boston Herald)   Massachusetts Democrats would rather have a candidate for governor who doesn't know how to blow a 31 point lead   (bostonherald.com ) divider line
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2014-06-15 01:27:27 PM  
And an ambulance chaser.  One that's an elected office away from being the Nancy Grace of Massachusetts (or at least you'd think she'd want to be, as much as she gets herself on TV).  Basically, she's too much of a politician to win any major political office right now, and I mean that as an epithet.
 
2014-06-15 02:00:30 PM  
Good. I like Grossman. I hope he does a good job coming out of this convention. Shame Kayyem didn't make it to the ballot though.

Coakley is a decent AG and I applaud her efforts as AG, but half of getting elected is acting like you actually want the job and care about the people you're in charge of. She acts more like she gives a damn about the people of Massachusetts when she's the AG more than on the campaign trail.

/Grossman '14
//"Passing laws less painful than my kidney stone!"
 
2014-06-15 03:21:26 PM  
Might be good in an appointed position, but I doubt MA voters are going to let her lose another election.
 
2014-06-15 04:53:54 PM  
GOOD.  I have no idea how she was even in contention in the first place after the massive farkup with Scotty 2 Hotty.
 
2014-06-15 04:56:47 PM  
That dumb biatch has a lot of nerve getting near another election.
 
2014-06-15 05:22:49 PM  
She will have plenty of election blowing company come November.

//just sayin.
 
2014-06-15 05:29:25 PM  

bayoubruce: She will have plenty of election blowing company come November.

//just sayin.


Nearly 50% of candidates lose their elections! Just more Big Government incompetence.
 
2014-06-15 05:37:05 PM  

Lochsteppe: bayoubruce: She will have plenty of election blowing company come November.

//just sayin.

Nearly 50% of candidates lose their elections! Just more Big Government incompetence.


Very few elections have only two candidates.
 
2014-06-15 07:12:00 PM  
This is the woman who, when asked why she wasn't getting out and meeting and greeting a week or two before the big night said,"What do you want me to do,stand out in front of Fenway after the game,and shake hands?"

She lost the election right there.
 
2014-06-15 07:26:14 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: This is the woman who, when asked why she wasn't getting out and meeting and greeting a week or two before the big night said,"What do you want me to do,stand out in front of Fenway after the game,and shake hands?"

She lost the election right there.


It's a sad state of affairs when personality is the most important thing in leadership.
 
2014-06-15 07:27:58 PM  
Were the polls properly unskewed?  I understand that can make a HUGE difference.
 
2014-06-15 08:53:57 PM  
This woman won the Democratic Party and literally left the state. She took a vacation- for several weeks IIRC- during the campaign.

She honestly felt that she *deserved*  my vote, because she has a D next to her name. I hadn't wanted her, and voted for her opponent in the primary.

She basically said, "I'm a democrat. It's my turn".

When the polls got close, she did a last minute, desperate, campaign that included spelling Massachusetts  wrong in a print add, insulting Fenway park, and having one of her staffers shove one of Brown's staffers to the ground.

Scott Brown spent the campaign meeting as many people as he could. Now, he did nothing while in the Senate, and refused to meet with any constituents, and threatened to pull out of the debate with Elizabeth Warren because Ted Kennedy's widow is a democrat, but he deserved to win that election.

I just don't think I deserved to have a shiatty senator for three years.
 
2014-06-15 09:27:21 PM  
The specter of Scott Brown looms large over us.
 
2014-06-15 10:30:06 PM  

Mrbogey: DrD'isInfotainment: This is the woman who, when asked why she wasn't getting out and meeting and greeting a week or two before the big night said,"What do you want me to do,stand out in front of Fenway after the game,and shake hands?"

She lost the election right there.

It's a sad state of affairs when personality is the most important thing in leadership.


New to the planet, are we?

Stupid as it is, that's what wins or loses elections.
 
2014-06-15 10:46:03 PM  
Has it sunk in yet that "I'm a Democrat, where's my seat?" is not a successful campaign strategy?

The comments are derp-tacular, by the by.
 
2014-06-15 11:25:19 PM  

bayoubruce: Lochsteppe: bayoubruce: She will have plenty of election blowing company come November.

//just sayin.

Nearly 50% of candidates lose their elections! Just more Big Government incompetence.

Very few elections have only two candidates.


They usually only have two with any chance of winning.
 
2014-06-16 02:01:49 AM  
She dismissed her small lead by insisting she met her goal of 15 percent.

She is not a very good politician.  She's in the wrong line of work.
 
2014-06-16 05:56:42 AM  
Shame this won't stop her, it'd be nice if she bowed out, I'd be able to enjoy the election season knowing she'd never even sniff the office.
 
2014-06-16 06:05:27 AM  
Grossman is a much better choice, in my opinion... I really can't stand Coakley.

But, really, when it comes right down to it, there's no way I'm voting for Charlie Baker or any Republican for that matter.
 
2014-06-16 07:08:17 AM  

what_now: This woman won the Democratic Party and literally left the state. She took a vacation- for several weeks IIRC- during the campaign.

She honestly felt that she *deserved*  my vote, because she has a D next to her name. I hadn't wanted her, and voted for her opponent in the primary.

She basically said, "I'm a democrat. It's my turn".

When the polls got close, she did a last minute, desperate, campaign that included spelling Massachusetts  wrong in a print add, insulting Fenway park, and having one of her staffers shove one of Brown's staffers to the ground.

Scott Brown spent the campaign meeting as many people as he could. Now, he did nothing while in the Senate, and refused to meet with any constituents, and threatened to pull out of the debate with Elizabeth Warren because Ted Kennedy's widow is a democrat, but he deserved to win that election.

I just don't think I deserved to have a shiatty senator for three years.


All of this. I have two memories about that election. First, after the election was over and Brown won, the Daily Show did a nearly 10 minute bit about how the hell a democrat could possibly have lost a senate run in Massachusetts. It's been a while since I've seen it, but I recall it being extremely funny, even as someone who was pissed that Scott Brown won.  Second, I was commuting into North Station for a job in downtown Boston at the time. I think it was the day before the election (or close to it) and there she was-- in North Station, trying to shake hands with everyone as they got off the trains. I had a laptop bag in one hand and my other hand had some books or something. She thrust her hand out at me and I shrugged while showing my hands were full at the moment. One of her aids says, "C'mon, you can put the bag down for a moment."  I chuckled uncomfortably and just kept moving.
 
2014-06-16 07:10:07 AM  

DrD'isInfotainment: This is the woman who, when asked why she wasn't getting out and meeting and greeting a week or two before the big night said,"What do you want me to do,stand out in front of Fenway after the game,and shake hands?"

She lost the election right there.


And when she said Curt Schilling is a Yankee fan.
 
2014-06-16 07:32:50 AM  
Coakley kept an innocent man in jail to further her political ambitions. She should have no place in polite society, let alone politics.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142405274870428120457500334 1 640657862
 
2014-06-16 07:57:40 AM  
Massachusetts Democrats would rather have a candidate for governor who doesn't know how to blow a 31 point lead


Considering this is Massachusetts, they would like a candidate who can blow a .31 best of all.
 
2014-06-16 08:26:43 AM  

dionysusaur: Mrbogey: DrD'isInfotainment: This is the woman who, when asked why she wasn't getting out and meeting and greeting a week or two before the big night said,"What do you want me to do,stand out in front of Fenway after the game,and shake hands?"

She lost the election right there.

It's a sad state of affairs when personality is the most important thing in leadership.

New to the planet, are we?

Stupid as it is, that's what wins or loses elections.


TBF she's a terrible leader as well.  She absolutely won't step on any on Beacon Hill untill it becomes absolutely necessary, and most of her work as AG has been picking off low hanging fruit.  It's part of the reason she saw herself as coronated; it was her turn because she played the game and sucked up to the right kingmakers.

Not again.  Just because the MA GOP think they're the MAGOP of Georgia & West Virgina doesn't mean we can shoehorn terrible people into office due on quid pro quo.  Thats how you lose elections and the electorate, quickly.
 
2014-06-16 08:42:06 AM  
The Dems are just being sexist.
 
2014-06-16 08:56:50 AM  

The Lone Gunman: Has it sunk in yet that "I'm a Democrat, where's my seat?" is not a successful campaign strategy?

The comments are derp-tacular, by the by.


It's the Herald.  It's a comic book compilation of current "Fw:FW:fw:fW:" fodder from wannabe Fox reporters parroting today's talking points.
 
2014-06-16 09:06:59 AM  
I'll just put this here as a reason the MAGOP will never (in the near future) be a real party

http://www.redmassgroup.com/

Anti-transhumanists and people that think "Professor" is a slur in Massachusetts, a relatively small state with 112 Colleges & Universities.
 
2014-06-16 09:13:49 AM  

Alex Sanders: Coakley kept an innocent man in jail to further her political ambitions. She should have no place in polite society, let alone politics.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142405274870428120457500334 1 640657862


You failed at linking an article.  Who's the real scum bag!
 
2014-06-16 09:30:48 AM  

what_now: I just don't think I deserved to have a shiatty senator for three years.


Then why'd you vote for Ted Kennedy?
 
2014-06-16 09:41:58 AM  

moothemagiccow: what_now: I just don't think I deserved to have a shiatty senator for three years.

Then why'd you vote for Ted Kennedy?


Ted Kennedy was many things, but he wasn't a shiatty senator...
 
2014-06-16 10:26:01 AM  

TyrantII: I'll just put this here as a reason the MAGOP will never (in the near future) be a real party

http://www.redmassgroup.com/

Anti-transhumanists and people that think "Professor" is a slur in Massachusetts, a relatively small state with 112 Colleges & Universities.


I couldn't understand that line of attack against Warren. Sure "Harvard Professor" might be a great punch line in other parts of the country, but was that really supposed to work here in Massachusetts?
 
2014-06-16 10:31:07 AM  

Alex Sanders: TyrantII: I'll just put this here as a reason the MAGOP will never (in the near future) be a real party

http://www.redmassgroup.com/

Anti-transhumanists and people that think "Professor" is a slur in Massachusetts, a relatively small state with 112 Colleges & Universities.

I couldn't understand that line of attack against Warren. Sure "Harvard Professor" might be a great punch line in other parts of the country, but was that really supposed to work here in Massachusetts?


Absolutely, Harvard pre-dates the US so technically its some foreign, unAmerican thingy.
 
2014-06-16 10:41:00 AM  
She has a lot of nerve showing her face in public.

If she hadn't so horribly botched that senate run the dems would have kept their supermajority in the senate and we would have had a FAR better health care reform bill including a public option.
 
2014-06-16 11:02:23 AM  
From Wikipedia entry:
Coakley committed a number of gaffes during the campaign. When criticized for leaving the state for a Washington fundraiser instead of campaigning, Coakley responded saying "as opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?"  Coakley also referred to Red Sox star pitcher and Brown supporter Curt Schilling as "another Yankee fan," making her a butt of jokes by late-night comedians, including Jon Stewart

So she dissed the Sox.  Twice.  In Massachussetts.

She deserved to lose.
 
2014-06-16 11:04:33 AM  

kregh99: From Wikipedia entry:
Coakley committed a number of gaffes during the campaign. When criticized for leaving the state for a Washington fundraiser instead of campaigning, Coakley responded saying "as opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?"  Coakley also referred to Red Sox star pitcher and Brown supporter Curt Schilling as "another Yankee fan," making her a butt of jokes by late-night comedians, including Jon Stewart

So she dissed the Sox.  Twice.  In Massachussetts.


Of course. Sox come in pairs.
 
2014-06-16 11:08:30 AM  

Riche: She has a lot of nerve showing her face in public.

If she hadn't so horribly botched that senate run the dems would have kept their supermajority in the senate and we would have had a FAR better health care reform bill including a public option.


I beg to differ.  Lieberman (I - Aetna) and the Blow Dogs would have continued to hold things up, moving the goalposts.  Losing Kennedy's seat finally drove home to Democrats that the only way to get anything to pass was through reconciliation.
 
2014-06-16 12:58:54 PM  

wooden_badger: Riche: She has a lot of nerve showing her face in public.

If she hadn't so horribly botched that senate run the dems would have kept their supermajority in the senate and we would have had a FAR better health care reform bill including a public option.

I beg to differ.  Lieberman (I - Aetna) and the Blow Dogs would have continued to hold things up, moving the goalposts.  Losing Kennedy's seat finally drove home to Democrats that the only way to get anything to pass was through reconciliation.


Thanks god droopy dog is gone.  I honestly believe he was a Manchurian candidate from what was left of the NYC Rockefeller GOP.  There was never a reason for him to have a D next to his name besides, "Hey, I'm Jewish and running in CT".
 
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