Many wise persons here at Red State have suggested often that Wendy Davis is running the WORST CAMPAIGN EVER. And yes, it’s true, she’s doing an admirably good (bad?) job of it. From the wheelchair bicycle ad, to the now-last-minute act of desperation “hail Mary”: the all-out embrace of the increasingly unpopular Obama; Davis and her campaign staff are truly putting on a how-not-to-do-it clinic.
But in Davis’s defense, it must be said that even if she had run a superb, perfect campaign, she faced an uphill battle from the day she laced on her tennis shoes. Texas is a RED state, and she was never going to defeat the popular and very well funded Greg Abbot.
However, there is another worthy candidate for the honor: one who is about to, for the second time in a row, boldly and decisively snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the estimable Martha Coakley of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Ah, Massachusetts, home of the Kennedys, the bluest of the blue states..where a Republican in the Congressional delegation is about as rare as is [mc_name name=’Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000146′ ] allowing an amendment to a Senate bill.
Coakley, or as some have begun to call her, “Martha Choakley,” trails her Republican opponent by an almost double digit lead in the governor’s race. After losing the so called “Kennedy seat” to Scott Brown in 2010, she vowed to be more open, more human, more accessible to the voters in her next run for office.
Well, she ain’t all that.
She’s headed for a shellacking on Election Day. Indeed, there are rumors that she is calling in noted Democrat strategist Bob ( “May I be the first to call you ‘Mr. President’ ” ) Shrum in a last ditch effort to salvage the race.
But is it possible that there are valuable lessons to be learned from Coakley’s inept effort? Indeed there are:
1. Coakley ran in 2010, and again this year, because it was “her time, her turn, she was due…” ( take your pick) She utterly failed to give the voters of Massachusetts a reason why they should vote for her. Sort of reminds you of Hillary 2008 and now, 2016, doesn’t it.. “READY FOR …..WHAT??”
2. Coakley made much of her efforts to break through the glass ceiling; that Massachusetts has never elected a female to a governor or US Senate seat. Well, either the state’s glass ceiling is made of Lexan, or the good people of the state have all enlisted en masse in the War on Women. Which pretty much lays that Democrat canard to rest.
3. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded by Puritans. Even today, the strict moral code of the first settlers still runs deep in the blue blood of many in the state.
Thus, the fact that Martha Coakley is a doppelganger for the noted American porn star Nina Hartley could well be the reason why she’s about to lose for the second time.
Check it out for yourself…pictures are safe to view)
Note: I have NO idea why the links won’t work, what I’m doing wrong..it’s 5 AM.. I have to leave ..maybe someone can post them..thanks..