Sunday open thread
by desmoinesdem, Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 08:44:05 PM EST
This thread is for anything on your mind this holiday weekend.
President Obama gave a great speech this morning at the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy:
[UPDATE] Jerome Armstrong:
Three more polls out since yesterday. Brown leads by 10% in an MRG poll and a PJM/CT poll (my posting their numbers isn't a validation of their results-- its info), and PPP has Brown leading by 5% in their final poll. In the final week of the election, only one poll (BMG/R2K) has shown a Coakley lead. My own calculations show Brown/Coakley/Kennedy at 51-47-2.
Looking at the PPP results, they show Coakley's favorables to have dropped from 50 to 44% over the past week, while Brown's favorables have dropped from 57% to 56% in the same time frame. Brown pulls in "64-32 with independents and is winning 20% of the vote from people who supported Barack Obama in 2008" which tells us that Brown has been able to pull off the similar task that Obama did in '08-- when he was an empty vessel for which the voters filled with their own wishes and expectations.
Ya kind of have to chuckle at the two-step pattern that the Obama administration does with these 'losses' ahead of time. Gibbs/Axlerod/Emanual go off the record to lower the boom that they expect Coakley to lose, with only an Obama-inspired miracle to to hope for... and then trot Bill Burton out to say on the record, 'no no no' and play the line. For the media, its a game, a bit of a secret they are in on, and so, who is the joke on?