Mass. Senate race tidbits, Part II
More tidbits on the Senate contest:
-- Perhaps the biggest story of the morning: Voter turnout now expected to be high
. What this does to all the polls and projections (which were based on low turnout), I don’t know. I suspect it will help Coakley. Who knows at this point?
-- Spare me the emails for not saying it will help Scott Brown. … I got a mini-bombardment of emails yesterday from what I suspect were out-of-state types who were furious that I wasn’t sufficiently gung-ho for Brown. I finally figured out what was happening. It explains the update note to Reader Z in yesterday’s last post.
-- TPM: ‘Martha Coakley, They Just Aren't That Into You.’
… Mostly true. But it also falls under the emerging blame-Martha meme Dems are practicing in case Martha loses.
-- Here’s why
Scott Brown isn’t exactly my cup of tea, even though I’m thrilled his candidacy is scaring the living s&%t out of Dems.
-- I never thought I’d miss the very tired ‘It’s the economy, stupid’ line. Sure Beacon Hill
, Obamacare (pro
), Martha’s incompetency
, etc. are all factoring into the race (and all four pieces are quite good and recommended). But getting lost in the shuffle is the old-fashioned, proven trend of the party in power getting creamed when the economy goes south. I’m as guilty as anyone else for forgetting that elementary fact of elections.
-- Quote of the morning
(merely because it sort of reflects what I’m thinking):
My only hesitation in voting for Brown is how that vote will be spun by the mediots in the Beltway. Let me say emphatically that my vote for Brown isn't a vote against Obama. It's a vote against the Democratic Party, and hacks like Coakley, but also a vote to help moderate the GOP. One more New England Republican is necessary. Of all the places the GOP might find it's path again I hope it's from where it was born.
-- Biggest disappointment of last 24 hours: My home-made manicotti was wrecked by absolutely awful Newman’s Own tomato and basil sauce, which overwhelmed everything with a weird sweet-and-sour taste. The ‘Battleground’ movie and Brigies IC were fine. See note in yesterday’s tidbits.
-- Yard sign watch: Only one (1) Coakley sign in my neighborhood. My next-door neighbor, who usually has the earliest and most Dem signs during elections, has none (0). … I’m doing a yard-sign scouting mission later today. Update to follow.
-- Memo to White House/DNC staff: Bring your own Coakley signs to Boston today. There seems to be a shortage here.
still has Brown up 55-47 this morning. There.