Massachusetts has voted and ethically challenged Attorney General Martha Coakley wins big!
Her runner-up – Bwarny Fwank / Nancy Pelosi favorite Mike Capuano outscored Republican winner Scott Brown by 39,329 votes. Even the two losing Dems’ combined votes were nearly 24K more that Scott got.
Scott Brown (winner) GOP 145,465 89%
Jack E Robinson GOP 17,241 11%
Martha Coakley (winner) Dem 310,227 47%
Mike Capuano Dem 184,791 28%
Alan Khazei Dem 88,929 13%
Steve Pagliuca Dem 80,248 12%
So the countdown to January 19th begins. Well-funded snarly “Catholic” Martha – stridently pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-ObamaCare, pro-activist judges, pro-SEIU, pro-anything Obama wants. . vs . . . under-funded underdog super-nice guy moderate Republican Scott Brown.
I’m cringing at the sheer volume of TV ads. Will they cease over Christmas?
It will take a miraculous influx of out-of-state Republican money to level this playing field. Scott can expect little or nothing from Party Chair Barbie and Ron Kaufman’s fake Boston GOP.
Martha has already captured the gay vote, the mothers-demanding-abortion-for-their daughters vote, the union vote, and the “we want free health care” vote. Scott, you are going to be hard up against it. Don’t count on the press, – in this state they barely report Republican activities. I would expect CNN and MSNBC to assign camera crews to follow Martha around. Hillary and Bill will surely come to campaign, – maybe even Caroline Kennedy [her guy Khazie finished 3rd] may come and “rally round” the heir-apparent to “Teddy’s throne”.
After his poor showing in Virginia and New Jersey, – will Obama be invited? Maybe the Village Idiot – “Lovable Joe” will come to hug her and put his foot in his mouth again. John Ketchup Kerry hopes to replace Hillary as SecState soon [Obama has her in fast burnout mode] – so will he get into it? Of course, – way too big an ego not to!
If there is any life or any soul left in the National Republican Party, these next 41 days will be the last time to prove it. If they fail I expect to see a third party rise up to replace GOP by 2011.
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, Still Good for Parts!