Skip to comments.Coakley struggling to solidify her base
Posted on 10/22/2014 9:54:32 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
Attorney General Martha Coakley is locked in a dead heat for governor with Republican Charlie Baker because shes struggling to win over the two demographic groups she needs most. Partisan Democrats and women voters formed the backbone of the recent Democratic victories in Massachusetts. But three weeks before Election Day, Coakley is still struggling to close the sale with the states Democratic base.
Democrats have established a winning formula in recent contests: Roll up big margins with women voters, turn out the party faithful and capture just enough independent voters to allow Democrats built-in numerical advantage to overwhelm Republicans. This is the formula that carried Gov. Deval Patrick past Charlie Baker in 2010, and it lifted Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey into the U.S. Senate. Coakley is struggling to emulate the formula right now.
Unenrolled voters make up more than half the Massachusetts electorate, and theyre the biggest prize in any statewide election. However, because Massachusetts Democrats outnumber Republicans three-to-one, Democrats dont have to win a majority of unenrolled voters to win statewide; they just have to keep things relatively close. When Patrick beat Baker for governor in 2010, he lost the independent vote by 14 points. Warren won her 2012 Senate contest against Scott Brown by 8 points, despite trailing Brown among unenrolled voters by 14 points. Both Patrick and Warren could afford to trail their Republican opponents by decent margins, because they enjoyed strong showings among the states numerous party-line Democrats.
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I wish Charlie would bring that up. It would be devastating.
Things are so bad in Taxachusetts the state is poised to elect a RINO.
Poor Martha Coakley isn’t even a faux Indian.
And I will turn out to vote for said RINO, my guy Mark Fisher having lost (25.8%) the primary. I scorn all who would do otherwise!
Democrats roll up huge leads in their “base”—single abortive women and blacks.
Republicans make the mistake of thinking they need to “eat into” these two groups.
As the CATALIST story instructs us, this is a huge mistake. It takes about a dollar to motivate a “moderate” to vote. It takes a Democrat about ten cents to get abortive women and blacks to vote. It probably takes a Republican about ten dollars get an abortive woman or a black to vote Republican. Maybe much more.
Republicans should campaign to get the votes of the people that it takes about ten cents to get to vote Republican!
Unfortunately, most Republican candidates are ashamed and afraid to campaign for the votes of Christians, pro-lifers, men married to women, women married to men, etc.
None of those monsters ever pay for those atrocities. I'm sure the RINO's handlers will say "Don't bring it up. You will look like you're pro-child molestor!" And they're probably right. Americans are that stupid.
At least she didn't initiate the Amirault lynching. She ruind the Souzas' lives based on the discredited "recovered memory" crappola based on a daughter's nightmare:
Win or lose in this election, if there is an afterlife, Martha Coakley stands to rot in Hell.
She has already lost “the voters with brains”.
If it weren’t for Coakley, all of Boston would be speaking Mooninite now:
The devices displayed a “Mooninite” — an outer-space delinquent who makes frequent appearances on the cartoon — greeting passersby with an upraised middle finger. But the discovery of nine of the light boards around Boston and its suburbs sent bomb squads scrambling throughout the day, snarling traffic and mass transit in one of the largest U.S. cities.
“It had a very sinister appearance,” Coakley told reporters. “It had a battery behind it, and wires.”
A vintage example of Masshole misgovernance. LOL!
I was looking for a new place to live, and a friend of mine was also interested in sharing accomodation with me. We found a place that seemed ideal: close to work, secluded, relatively cheap (we were NOT fully employed) and therefore contacted the lessor to let the place.
We were told in no uncertain terms that we COULD NOT EVER rent the place, as we were adult males, and there was a church daycare next door.
I asked what anything they said had to do with renting the place, and was told (verbatim) "After the trial in Massachusetts, we as a company have decided to not rent to any single males."
That trial had repercussions throughout the continent, and that miserable (redacted) is as much a cause as the seriously bent prosecutors of the day.
"Liberals" want to talk about scars? I got 'em, and they were caused by liberals! I won't even go into the "I only rent to traditional couples" 0b0la.
there is a time and a place to support “moderates”.
This is not one of them.
Although Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley did not return the MCFL 2014 Questionnaire, we have Scott Livelys answers below
MA ping, get Lively
As is the case with all Massachusetts Attorneys General for the past couple of decades, Martha Coakley is a liar, a schemer, and a crook.
The idiots of Massachusetts won’t tolerate an Attorney General who enforces the law as written, rather than as liberals wish it were.
The bruthas did not turn out for the icy white b*tch last time, and they might not this time, either.
There is one thing in politics that it’s very bad to be, and that’s a LOSER. A Republican takes Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat away from you? You are a LOSER.
Losers should usually fade away, and they usually do. Kinda reckless nominating her for governor, eh?
I’m voting RINO for Governor in my state, I presume I’d do the same if I lived in MA.
I have to say though that this is easily the gubernatorial election that I care the least about.
Reagan won Massachusetts twice. I've been here all my life. The politics of the citizens has not changed. Republicans fail to learn from the success of Reagan. I just can't understand why.
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