Beyond the rallies and sign holders, the cliche is true that it only matters what happens on election day and I’m wondering what kind of GOTV the Brown forces have?
You’d have to be in denial not to see that Brown has momentum on the ground…with home made lawn signs sprouting up and cars with “Scott Brown” written in soap on the back windshields… But what is under the hood–sorry, I was typing that and realized the allusion and it was not intended–of all the emotion and enthusiasm (and yes, this is a variation of a post I just did over at RMG)?
Of course one could argue that the Brown forces don’t need a GOTV effort, the energy and momentum of the campaign will push every Brown voter to the polls (I saw it happen in the reverse with Carol Shea Porter in 2006 up in NH)…but I can say without a doubt that the DEMS have their sh*t together and will get their vote out also.
My town’s Democratic Committee called through to every registered Dem in our town (I put my time in) and I personally have gotten 4 calls from people/canvassers asking me to vote for Martha on Tuesday. If that is an indication of what is happening, we could see one hell-of-a-turnout that could rival an off-year election turnout.
In fact, I’m going to stick my neck out (as this could be one of my last postings at BMG if MArtha loses) that 2 million voters will vote on Tuesday–about the turnout of the 2006 general election.