01/18/10 -- Unbelievable. From a story today about the United States Senate race in Massachusetts, published across the pond . . . in the Telegraph. (ht, Allahpundit at HotAir, here)
On Republican candidate, Scott Brown campaigning in Boston:
On Friday he did a walk-about in Boston’s Little Italy, a Democrat stronghold. Asked how he felt about possibly winning the seat, he replied to loud cheers: "It’s not the Kennedys’ seat. It’s not the Democrats’ seat. It’s the people’s seat."
A number of women had brought along their dogs. Donna, a dentist, had brought her fox terrier Razzie. "I always voted for Kennedy but this guy is refreshing," she said. "Washington has forgotten the middle class and he’s the way we can stop it."
Don't tell me! Did Coakley miss yet another big fat opportunity here?
In addition -- as William Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion notes -- to snatching away chunks of virtually every other imaginable demographic, Scott Brown now walks away with the dog-lovers vote too? No one in Coakley's campaign was smart enough to urge the President to bring along his pooch, Bo? For crying out loud, the dog was a gift from Teddy!
Imagine the possible visuals! Just put a little piece of chicken liver behind
Marcia's . . . I mean Martha's ear and the pooch would have gladly, and very personally endorsed her . . . all on his own!
Heck, they could have loaded him up in the back of a pick-up, and she could have driven it across the parking lot, symbolically arriving in an American icon!
Instead, they opted for derision -- from the POTUS himself . . . this:
" . . . Forget the truck. Everybody can buy a truck."
Really? They can? And you mean, as Gateway Pundit has pointed out, like Scott Brown's American-built GM pick-up? The one with 200,000 miles on it from having driven throughout the state campaigning?
So, let's all take a guess at who the real political "clunker" is now! Or, as Dan Riehl has put it, out of gas!