What strategy do Democrats have in attempting to swing momentum away from Scott Brown and lift Martha Coakley to victory in Massachusetts? They have a new spot in which Ted Kennedy’s widow Vicki … channels Scott Brown. Kennedy bogarts Brown’s declaration from the debate, the one that put an exclamation point on his obvious triumph Monday, and ironically uses it to argue that it really is Teddy’s seat:
One commenter at YouTube has a perfect response to this ad: “If it’s not the Kennedy seat, then why are you at all relevant to this equation, Vicki?” The people of Massachusetts largely agree, according to the Suffolk poll from last night. Her endorsement has hurt more than it helped, and this rather weak attempt to get a free ride on Brown’s declaration is going to look rather pathetic, if not flat-out dishonest.
Brown has a new ad out as well — one that hammers Coakley for holing up in DC with ObamaCare lobbyists rather than going out and talking to voters in Massachusetts:
I guess the question here will be whether this is the Kennedy seat, the DC lobbyists’ seat, or the Massachusetts seat. At least Brown is speaking for himself and meeting voters. It seems that Martha Coakley also thinks of this as the Kennedy seat.