Author Archives: SteveB

Obama VS Brown

Chris Cillizza brings up the damage a Scott Brown vicotry could do on Democrats nationally.     It's hard to overestimate the political impact of tomorrow's race in Massachusetts on this November's midterm election. Democratic strategists have already begun to fret privately that a loss by Coakley could set off a chain reaction that could significantly worsen the party's outlook this…

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Possible Republican Blowout?

On Morning Joe this morning Mike Barnicle stated that he had been talking to Suffolk University pollers who had been canvassing in Massachusetts last night. They were working specifically in bellwether areas of the state to try and get a final read on the mood of the state in terms of the Brown/Coakley senate race. The word he got was…

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What Obama’s Visit Means

On Friday I openly wondered whether having the president come to campaign for Coakely signaled bad news for Brown suporters. I theorized that he would not come here to be humiliated by another loss like NJ & VA – he must know something we don't about the state of the race. However, now that Obama has come and gone, I…

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Obama’s Gamble on MA Race

President Obama is now scheduled to come to the Bay State on Sunday to stump for Martha Coakley and attempt to breath life into a floundering campaign. However, you have to wonder, why? Even Coakley's own internal polls now show her trailing challenger Scott Brown. After suffering two fairly large embarrassments in New Jersey and Virginia just a few months…

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Obama Wouldn’t win Today

A new Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll show that only 39% of Americans would vote for President Obama in 2012. What a difference 12 months makes. This time last year he had record approval ratings. It will be interesting to see if Republicans, (or Tea Partiers?) come up with a second way, or simply run as “not-Obama.”  This poll was…

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