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January 18, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Cambridge Police, Cap n' Trade, Deval Patrick, Hillary Clinton, Martha Coakley, Obama care, Scott Brown, Ted Kennedy, Wall Street Journa | Leave a comment
James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal has a column today, which he prefaces with the fact that today is a federal holiday, and the WSJ does not usually publish on holidays. That’s how important the Special Election in Massachusetts is:
(Editor’s note: We don’t usually publish on Martin Luther King Day but are making an exception this year to bring you this special update on the Massachusetts Senate campaign.)
“Some Democrats are worried [Martha] Coakley has been too methodical in the six-week sprint to Tuesday’s special election,” the Associated Press reports, referring to the Democratic nominee for the Senate seat that Ted Kennedy held until his death.
Coakley seems to be taking this criticism to heart, because lately she has been acting CRA-ZEEE! In an interview with Ken Pittman, a host at New Bedford’s WBSM-AM, she said that Catholics “probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.” The Gelnmary Research Center reports (see table 6, page 2) that as of 2000, 48.7% of Massachues and Massachusettes were Catholic–a slight decline from 49.2% in 1990, but still enough to make Massachusetts the most Catholic state other than Rhode Island. According to exit polls, 53% of Massachusetts voters in 2008 were Catholic. Supporting invidious discrimination against roughly half the state’s voters would seem a decidedly unmethodical way of winning an election.
For the full article, with highlights of Coakley’s problems, including Obama’s dismal appearance on her behalf, see: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703569004575010022034542994.html?mod=googlenews_wsj