Mass. Senate race tidbits
Just some things I’m hearing, seeing, thinking, emailing, reading, etc. in between errands, a little work, naps, chores, as we await tommorow’s arrival of the O:
-- A friend and Brown supporter said she felt like a pre-2004 Sox fan and couldn’t, and didn’t want to, believe that what she’s always wanted to happen was about to happen because every other time she thought it would happen, it didn’t happen. ...
-- The Machine just dropped off the first Coakley for Senate yard sign in my neighborhood. Immediate thoughts: A.) It’s a little late, isn’t it? B.) Desperation. C.) Ominous? Ominous, perhaps, if you’re a paranoid pessimist dreading the Machine finally waking up. ...
-- Someone mentioned this morning that I shouldn’t have abandoned The Curse of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
-- Bill Clinton called me an hour ago. I go way back with him.
-- I’ve told a number of people, in emails, this entire race is almost surreal. Is it a real insurrection? All sound and fury from the right? Are the polls all wrong or right? What? A couple of people have said I’m all over the projections map, i.e. David Broder-like. But who isn’t hedging? During a profound period of doubt, I asked one friend if, effectively, I was a waffling nut case. He hasn’t answered back. … I think I got my answer.
-- Best headline of the week: ‘Obama personally joins Massachusetts quake relief'
… Via Instapundit
-- Battleground! Not the Massachusetts race. The movie.
It’s on tonight on TMC. 8 p.m. Two Academy Awards. It’s settled: manicotti, a war movie, Brigham’s Mocha Almond. No waffling!
-- Talked to someone yesterday from Tennessee, who described himself as a Democrat and former Duke '88 campaign worker. He said he's traveled around the country and there's "anger all over the place." He meant it in the context of this year's elections.
-- Reader No. 1 and I have traded emails about the race since his post this morning. Here’s his latest:
There's a big story here that doesn't fit the Right-Left narratives: it's a candidate with whom people working in predominantly private companies have come to identify, against a candidate of the Hack-Progressive Alliance. The H-P Alliance has benefited hugely from the votes of political independents who care about things like school funding... if those voters stop voting automatically for H-Ps, things start to change. I do think we ought not to put a lot of stock in things like Intrade which, unlike polls, are not based on voting preferences but somebody's idea of what somebody else will decide... I just saw Brown ahead of Coakley there by three points, which seems more within the range of probable outcomes than this morning's 57-42, but I'm not sure I would bet money on it (literally, no pun intended :->).
-- Speaking of Intrade
, it has Brown up, 54 -48, as of 4:05 p.m.!Update
-- To Reader Z: My views on Brown are here
. Democrats on the national and state levels have got to be sent a signal. So I support Brown even though I'm not wild about his politics. The waffling is on my election outcome predictions. I don't know why that's so hard to understand.Update II
-- SchillingGate here
, and here