There are a lot of reasons why Deval lost half his lead in 3 weeks–with 3 weeks to go. Many reasons are benign, others more worrisome. One reason buried in todays Globe story on the ad race is the fact that Deval and the Democrats are getting out-spent 3 to 1 by Healey and the Republicans, since the Primary and, at best, were narrowing that down to a 2 to 1 spending gap.
Sorry to be the Chicken Little at BMG, but everyone has to have a role and I think I play mine fairly well. After the nasty killer cop spot, well be seeing the LaGuer attack adwhich I havent seen yet, but imagine it is even nastier than the killer cop spot.
And next week we can expect a spot that says Deval believes it is the Constitutional Right of rapists to masturbate in front of women. (Sorry, I dont make this upI just manipulate the facts a bitjust like you should expect Healeys operatives will be doing.)
Dismiss these vicious cheap stunts all you wantbut dispute the fact that ignoring these ridiculous attacks is what caused Dukakis and Kerry to lose the Presidency. Maybe this year is different and people are finally sick of these attack ads and they will back fire. I can agree, up to a point. But most would concede that some of Devals decline in the poll is a result of the killer cop ad and the first wave of the LaGuer issue.
Yes, many know I advocate throwing everything, including the Kitchen Sink, at Healey and expose the hypocritical record she has built up in the last 8 years (including those 2 loses for state rep).
Deval is certainly responding and showing hes got the fight in him that I knew he always had.
But this is not the reason for my post.