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Friday, April 8, 2016

The Ghost of Martha Coakley

For John, BLUFBill has it and Hill doesn't.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

If you are not from Massachusetts, this story in The Boston Herald may not resonate, but it is an apt analogy.  Reporter Kimberly Atkins, on Thursday, captured what is happening to Ms Hillary Clinton, by talking about the former Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley, who lost twice, once to short term Senator Scott Brown (2010) and once to Governor Charlie Baker (2014).

The headline is "Hillary Clinton better take notice before being Coakleyed".

The Wisconsin primary — Hillary Clinton’s sixth loss in a row — was a warning shot across her bow:  She’s at risk of becoming the national version of Martha Coakley.

Clinton is veering dangerously close to the fate Coakley famously suffered in the 2010 Massachusetts U.S. Senate race, when she took winning for granted and got the surprise of her life from populist Republican Scott Brown.  Instead of trying to court the enthusiasm that has fueled Bernie Sanders’ current surge at the polls and in fundraising, Clinton is trying to kill it.  And as the crucial April 19 New York contest looms, she can’t 
afford more mistakes.

I think there is a lot to be said for the idea that Ms Clinton is alienated from the voters.

The last paragraph:

If Clinton’s strategy backfires, at least she’ll have Coakley to call.  She’ll understand.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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