Blunder Woman in "freefall":
A new InsiderAdvantage poll conducted exclusively for POLITICO shows Republican Scott Brown surging to a nine-point advantage over Martha Coakley a day before Massachusetts voters trek to the ballot box to choose a new senator.
"I actually think the bottom is falling out," said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery, referring to Coakley's fall in the polls over the last ten days. "I think that this candidate is in freefall. Clearly this race is imploding for her."
It ain't over til it's over but Martha Coakley has reason to panic. And if the race is imploding on her, she has herself to blame. Her desperation led to some astonishing blunders, almost beyond belief. Calling Red Sox great Curt Schilling a Yankee (good grief), telling Catholics they should not work in emergency rooms:
"You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.”
Wow. She also found time to ridicule Scott Brown for campaigning at Fenway Park:
Coakley bristles at the suggestion that, with so little time left, in an election with such high stakes, she is being too passive.
“As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?’’ she fires back, in an apparent reference to a Brown online video of him doing just that.
Where does she campaign?:
Yes, you see, because jetting down to D.C. for a soiree in the warm glow of Big Pharma fatcats and lobbyists puts her so much more in touch with the folks in Massachusetts!
Speaking of Massachusetts, along the way her campaign managed to misspell it:
As U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley went on the attack Tuesday with a sharply-worded television ad attacking her Republican rival Scott Brown, the rush to production led to a misspelling of the state she hopes to represent in Washington.
Massachusetts Democrats are pretty desperate as well and showed there is no gutter they won't crawl into for a Senate seat:
This is absolutely brutal: Massachusetts Dems have dropped a mail piece accusing GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown of wanting hospitals to turn away “all” rape victims.
The mail piece — sent over by the Brown campaign — shows pictures of women who are supposed to have been raped, one of them in a wheelchair bent over with her head in her hands. It says: “1,736 WOMEN WERE RAPED IN MASSACHUSETTS IN 2008. SCOTT BROWN WANTS HOSPITALS TO TURN THEM ALL AWAY.”
That disgusting episode came on the heels of this one:
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee decided to “help” flailing Mass. Senate candidate Martha Coakley with a hard-hitting ad attacking GOP challenger Scott Brown’s opposition to the White House’s Cover Tim Geithner’s A** Tax and other illusions of financial reform.
Except that they got so carried away with the class warfare rhetoric they Photoshopped Brown in front of the World Trade Center, which, um, was destroyed by jihadists who share the same view of American “greed” as the DSCC does.
Michael Graham, writing for the Boston Herald, lists a few more of Martha's greatest hits and has decided that win, lose or draw, she is a loser.