'Coakley continues to cruise'
Martha's poll numbers remain strong
heading into the home stretch. The big surprise is Pag's numbers -- and Capuano coming in third. Keep in mind the poll was conducted before Capuano's 'monumental 24-hour flip-flop.'
... He really hurt himself on that one. Conventional wisdom had it that Coakley scored big by saying she wouldn't have voted for the health-care bill if it included the abortion-funding ban. But Wayne
rightly noted it wasn't as simple as that. Her comments weren't on a par with Shannon O'Brien's disastrous '02 abortion remarks. But they nonetheless raised eyebrows among the non-moonbat set. Capuano had no choice but to jump on her stand -- and he initially did so with potentially effective gusto. Then came the seeming flip-flop. It doesn't look good, as Outraged Liberal
note. ... A couple lucky breaks (i.e. blunders by Coakley and male-vote-splitter Pags) and an unpredictable turnout could still keep Capuano in the running. But it's getting late. ... BTW: Pag's performance, in general, is impressive. I still don't like a candidate who basically tries to buy an election via wealth he got from other people's money. But he comes across in appearances and commercials as affable and relatively earnest.