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Coakley adviser memo: D.C. Dems 'failed' Coakley

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posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 02:28 PM
This is just too rich. More of the same blame game. Funny, she never blames herself for being out of touch with voters and incompetent.

The Coakley campaign is bridling at finger-pointing from the White House and Washington Democrats, and outside adviser to the campaign has provided to POLITICO a memo aimed at rebutting the charge that Coakley failed, and making the case that national Democrats failed her.

he Coakley adviser's memo:

National Dems Failed to Aid Coakley Until Too Late

-- Coakley campaign provided national Democrats with all poll results since early December

-- Coakley campaign noted concerns about "apathy" and failure of national Democrats to contribute early in December. Coakley campaign noted fundraising concerns throughout December and requested national Democratic help.

-- DNC and other Dem organizations did not engage until the week before the election, much too late to aid Coakley operation

Brown Capitalized on Concerns About National Democrats

-- From the beginning, Brown labeled President Obama's health care and cap and trade plans as tax increases. Polling throughout the race showed this to be the most effective attack on Coakley.

-- Coakley's lead dropped significantly after the Senate passed health care reform shortly before Christmas and after the Christmas Eve "bombing" incident. Polling showed significant concerns with the actions of Senator Nelson to hold out for a better deal. Senator Nelson's actions specifically hurt Coakley who was forced to backtrack on her opposition to the abortion restriction amendment.

-- Democrats concerns with Obama's Afghanastain plan forced Coakley to oppose the Afghan war in the primary, which hurt her in the general.

Claims about Coakley's Scant Campaigning and Miscues Were exaggerated

-- Because of the failure of national Democrats to support Coakley, she was forced to devote significant time to fundraising in December. She also released a variety of plans in December and had a public event nearly every day.

-- Coakley's failure to release television advertisments until 12 days before the election was the result of a fundraising problem that national Democrats failed to resolve. Meanwhile, right wing groups pumped significant amounts of money into Brown’s campaign allowing him to go up with ads first, including negative attack ads funded by the Swift Boat and Willie Horton groups.

Wow! no one else to blame. I hope she loses miserably because she clearly has nothing to offer the people of Mass.

posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 02:54 PM
Well, unfortunately, she may not lose. Of course this wouldn't be as a result of voter fraud....noooooo. Seems they already have some on tape.

posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 03:16 PM
I just heard on CNBC that the Democratic Party is blaming Coakley for a lackluster campaign. Another one gets thrown under the political bus.

The spinmeisters will be out in full force this week. They could not get the vote moved to Friday.

posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 03:25 PM
You'd think with the ease each component blames the other for their failings these politicians would start to realize jus as they care very little us and even hold us in contempt their greater entity, the "party", cares very little for them and often holds them in contempt.

This entire process would be much more valuable and worth my attention if the would be "public servants" campaigned on their positions rather than some parties position.

For instance we all know the worthless tripe Dem Coakley and Rep Brown claim to believe but what does the person Ciakley and the person Brown believe?

The parties need to be dissolved.

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posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 03:29 PM
The old balme game, when things goes down the hill somebody has to take the blame, become the fall gal (in this instance).

But hell If she had looked as good as the democratic candidate posing for Cosmopolitan back in the days perhaps she may had a good chance to win.

posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 05:09 PM
Well hell. Are the demoncrats really this brazen? The Boston Globe called the election over 8 hours ago for Coakley 50/49.......they even have interactive maps. What a joke.

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