I’m not buying the new poll putting Scott Brown only 9 points behind Coakley, but maybe the race is much closer than I think it is.
This race should not be close; Scott Brown is not a good candidate. He has been a typical (moderate) Massachusetts Republican throughout his career, but he’s swallowed the national Republican party line whole during this campaign. He will not be an independent Senator as he claims. He will just do what Mitch McConnell says.
Today he said something absolutely ridiculous.
Brown also took a hard line against the coming terrorism trials in New York City, lambasting Attorney General Eric Holder by saying, “It’s time we stopped acting like lawyers and started acting like patriots.” He also defended the use of waterboarding, disagreeing with Sen. John McCain (who endorsed him recently): “I do not believe it is torture. America does not torture, and we used aggressive, enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Coakley should have crushed Brown for these comments.
I did not support Coakley in the primary, and have not been impressed with her general campaign. In this race, as in the primary, she does not seem like she is trying to win. I like some fight in my politicians, and have yet to see that from her.
She should have put him away long ago, but apparently this race is getting tighter.