Surging GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown yesterday warned President Obama to “stay away” from the Bay State during his roiling race against Democratic rival Martha Coakley and not to interfere with their intensifying battle in the campaign’s final days.At this point, with all the momentum and media talking about Brown, I can see Coakley whimpering in the corner like a kicked little dog. But of course, she's singing a different tune to the media.
“He should stay away and let Martha and I discuss the issues one on one,” Brown said. “The machine is coming out of the woodwork to get her elected. They’re bringing in outsiders, and we don’t need them.”
Coakley’s campaign showed signs of panic as they scrambled to get a last-minute appearance by Obama to bolster their effort before Tuesday’s election.
Coakley said yesterday she hasn’t heard from the White House. “I welcome his support, but we’ve got a lot of support here in Massachusetts (and) I think he’s got a lot on his plate in Washington,” she said.
Here's the thing, folks. Brown is right. I don't even believe Obama would help Coakley at this point. He's not a rally-er. He's not a stand up, pump your fist, and cheer kinda guy, or President, for that matter. (BORING!)
That's what Coakley needs, and she likely won't get it. So my former professor sums it up:
A Brown win would be crushing for Obama, who would lose a 60-seat Democratic majority in the Senate, said Larry J. Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.Let's sure hope so.