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January 19, 2010

Coakley Advisor's Memo on Likely Loss: Obama's Agenda Doomed Us

Point fingers at us? Well, Mr. Fancypants, who saddled me with having to embrace a hard-left agenda?

Brown Capitalized on Concerns About National Democrats

— From the beginning, Brown labeled President Obama's health care and cap and trade plans as tax increases. Polling throughout the race showed this to be the most effective attack on Coakley.

— Coakley's lead dropped significantly after the Senate passed health care reform shortly before Christmas and after the Christmas Eve "bombing" incident. Polling showed significant concerns with the actions of Senator Nelson to hold out for a better deal. Senator Nelson's actions specifically hurt Coakley who was forced to backtrack on her opposition to the abortion restriction amendment.

— Democrats concerns with Obama's Afghanistan plan forced Coakley to oppose the Afghan war in the primary, which hurt her in the general.

And yet we'll be told all night this has nothing to do with Obama. (Except if she wins, in which case it has everything to do with Captain Wonderful.)

The White House shot back:

UPDATE: 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."

What dips, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.


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