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I’ve never seen anything like it.
I ran campaigns for six years, and I’ve been watching campaigns for years more, and I’ve never seen the “We’ve got to win this race” attitude from regular voters like I’m seeing for Scott Brown.
In a typical campaign, the hardest part is getting people to actually do things—show up at events, make phone calls, etc. They all talk a good game, but what you usually end up with is a hard core group of activists begging folks just to put a sign in their yards. That’s why money is so important—so campaigns can pay people to do the work. Even Obama had to use money to get his “community activist” campaign off the ground in early 2008.
Scott Brown is having the opposite problem. People are begging for stuff to do, and the campaign can’t keep up with the demand. On Saturday, driving between Ashland and Littleton, I saw more people displaying home made signs than printed ones.
“Home made signs?” I can’t tell you how astonishing that is to a paid political consultant. I was talking to a pal of mine still in the GOP political biz, and he was blown away.
The People’s Seat
MoveOn.Org is scared. They are nervous that Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley might have “slacked off” on the campaign trail (vacationing just weeks before the all-important special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat), and with her opponent, Scott Brown now closing in on her witgh single digit poll differences.
“We can’t let a right-winger take over Ted Kennedy’s seat because not enough progressives are paying attention.”
So MoveOn.org has dispatched the troops to the battlefield known as Massachusetts. Groups like ACORN and SIEU affiliates will be pushing the electorate in these last 10 days of campaigning. Adding to the worries, there is an Independent on the ballot, Joseph Kennedy. No, not Joseph Kennedy of THE Kennedy family. But seeing the Kennedy name on the ballot to fill the Kennedy Senate seat might pull votes away from Coakley as well.
For the full post, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2424136/posts
Until today, Coakley refused to meet face to face with Brown to debate the issues. But she has said she’d meet with the President of Iran.