Friday, January 15, 2010
Can Scott Brown do the impossible in Massachusetts?
Can Senatorial candidate Scott Brown do the impossible in Massachusetts? According to the latest poll: Yes. It looks like he is leading 50 to 46 as we enter the last weekend before the special election. Normally, i wouldn't care about a Democrat or Republican winning. But it looks like if Brown can win Ted Kennedy's seat, he will be the 41st vote against Obama's health care bill.
After following this race for a very limited amount of time, two things seem obvious: 1) Martha Coakley (D) is a horrible candidate and 2) Her campaign is surprisingly uninspiring.
This is in no way an endorsement, but Brown seems like the more competent candidate. He's seems more personable, confident and articulate than Coakley. The Democrat reads lines for her ads like she's doing a public service announcement on a public access channel. She has this strange wooden quality that is very unappealing. She may be a decent lady, but it's clear that she's running a bad campaign. And remember, if Mitt Romney can win in Massachusetts, just about anything is possible.
As strange as this may sound, a Republican may win in Massachusetts.