Sunday, January 17, 2010

Politics 101

It is being widely reported -- and rightly crowed over by the conservative blogosphere -- that when Martha Coakley was asked by a reporter why she was running such a lackluster campaign, she replied, “As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?”

Shaking voters' hands is, of course, Politics 101, and if she loses on Tuesday, it may well have been because of her lofty disconnect with the man in the street.

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