Martha Coakley’s Political House On Fire

William A. Jacobson
Legal Insurrection
January 2, 2010

Martha Coakley just returned from six days on vacation in the middle of a special election. Ever since the December 8 primary, Coakley has attempted to portray an air of inevitability, by seeming not to care about Scott Brown’s candidacy, refusing to debate him one-on-one, and by touting misleading fundraising numbers to make it seem as if money is pouring in (Martha, will you release your post-primary numbers?)

Welcome back from vacation. Your political house is on fire.

Brown has gone viral, is gaining support, and money really is pouring into his campaign, which is astounding because just three weeks ago he was relatively unknown. Three things have happened in the last three weeks to make this election competitive…

…While Coakley remained aloof, Brown was outside the Boston Garden Fenway Park greeting fans before a Bruins game, where he ran into well-known Boston comedian Lenny Clarke, who expressed a “we’ve had enough” attitude felt throughout the country:

The complete article is at LegalInsurrection.blogspot

Also on Professor Jacobson’s website are several worthwhile articles related to the Brown-Coakley race:

Martha Coakley’s Secret Bank Account

Martha Coakley’s Secret Bank Account – Part 2

Coakley $25 Tweet a Sign of Trouble

Throw A Snowball At Washington

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