Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Democrat Meltdown in Mass. Begins

Democrat finger pointing and blame fixing has commenced even before the Massachusetts Senate race voting is over. An advisor to Martha Coakley blames the national Dem organ for lack of support in a memo made puplic by Ben Smith at Politico. Part of the memo reads:
National Dems Failed to Aid Coakley Until Too Late

— Coakley campaign provided national Democrats with all poll results since early December

— Coakley campaign noted concerns about "apathy" and failure of national Democrats to contribute early in December. Coakley campaign noted fundraising concerns throughout December and requested national Democratic help.

— DNC and other Dem organizations did not engage until the week before the election, much too late to aid Coakley operation
White House and national Democrat party officials are pointing fingers back at Coakley.

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has blamed Coakley, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic pollster Celinda Lake for failing to see Brown’s surge in time to stop it.

“With the legislative and political stakes so high, it’s unbelievable that the Senate committee and White House let this race get so out of hand,” said one senior Washington Democrat. “There’s a lot of blame to go around. Martha Coakley is only one of the problems here.”
In an update, Ben Smith adds,
"A White House official e-mails: "It's a little mind-boggling to see political consultants spin the election before the election is even over. There's only one reason to do that." "
Hmmm, I'm stumped. What could that reason be?

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