THE SCOTT HEARD ‘ROUND THE WORLD
The Scott heard ’round the world is 24 hours away from upsetting the Democratic agenda and making Obama appear rather pathetic for last-effort campaigning in MA on Sunday afternoon. (Can we stop talking about Scott’s truck and start talking policy, unemployment, and the economy please? I feel like Scott Brown’s campaign could run Coakley’s campaign better.)
Critics blame the conservative movement in the bluest state on Coakley’s treatment of the campaign as a coronation, not an election. But MA voters view the open seat as the people’s seat, not Ted’s seat, and suddenly, it stuck MA voters that it might be nice to have jobs, freedom, and some basic rights. If opposing the extreme leftist agenda and returning to fiscal responsibility and the basic tenants of freedom were not the driving factors of Scott Brown’s surge, one wonders how even an uncharismatic Democrat could lose MA. If not for Obama’s arrogance and Congress’ leftist legislation and corrupt “special deals”, any Democrat could beat any Republican in MA. Jonah Goldberg offers a great analysis of the Scott Brown story:
Even more astounding, Brown is running directly against what everyone agrees was Ted Kennedy’s signature issue and legacy: health care reform. Massachusetts is the most famously Democratic state in the union. Barack Obama’s presidency and the Democratic congressional majority are invested in health care reform like a Bernie Madoff victim, and Brown is surging by running as the monkey wrench for the whole thing.
This is like a Democrat successfully running in Texas on tax hikes, gay marriage and funding the Pentagon solely through bake sales.
Today’s polls all show Brown with a strong lead, and Brown is currently up 16% in absentee voting. It doesn’t get more exciting than this!
GET. OUT. THE. VOTE.