Martha, That’s Not A “Dream.” You’re Delusional!


No way.  Martha Coakley did not stand up in front of the Martin Luther King breakfast in Boston today and say that her election was part of MLK’s dream.

Surely, she’s not that stupid…


Martha Coakley spoke to the Boston Martin Luther King Day Breakfast this morning, making the case to a subdued crowd of dignitaries at the Hynes convention center that voting for her tomorrow will help carry on King’s legacy.

"I’m running for the United States Senate because Dr. King’s work is unfinished; his dream is unrealized," she said.

"Tomorrow we act on the dream and we make sure that we allow me to continue that work," Coakley said. "We remember the dream tomorrow and we will act on the dream tomorrow."

Damn, girl.  Have you completely lost it?  Do you really think Dr. King’s dream said “I have a dream that one day Massachusetts will elect a liberal white lady to the US Senate?”

How presumptuous, self-centered, ham-fisted and inappropriate. In other words, the perfect way for Martha Coakley to end her campaign.

And it is over. New poll as of 4pm today has Brown up by 9 points. 

"I actually think the bottom is falling out," said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery, referring to Coakley’s fall in the polls over the past 10 days. "I think that this candidate is in freefall. Clearly this race is imploding for her."

Michael Graham
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