• kesmarn : Great shrimp cocktail, I forgot to say.
  • AdLib : Lots of fun and insights, thanks so much for “bringing it” tonight! See you at the post here: «link»

  • kesmarn : Thanks, AdLib, that flew by! Goodnight, all!

  • PatsyT : Thanks Adlib and all – great evening

  • Khirad : Public Policy Polling 48-47, slim advantage, Coakley.

  • kesmarn : Cher, yeah, AH has done her share to damage the Dems in MA and elsewhere!

  • PatsyT : I will do calling for Organizing for America this weekend should be interesting…

  • AdLib : THANK YOU ALL FOR ANOTHER FANTASTIC EDITION OF VOX POPULI! THE EVENT IS ENDING NOW BUT THE CHAT CONTINUES ON THE RELATED POST, CLICK THIS LINK TO GO THERE: «link»

  • PatsyT : They need to work the ground game !

  • kesmarn : Khirad, seriously? Silver thought Brown might win? That’s scary.

  • Chernynkaya : If Mass goes red, I blame AH.

  • kesmarn : Polls…gotta wonder…look at the extreme variances on those results. That’s amazing.

  • Khirad : Last thing I saw from Nate wasn’t overtly optimistic.

  • PatsyT : Rasmussen and Pajamas .. fishy

  • Khirad : That Boston Globe poll corresponds to the research 2000 poll.

  • AdLib : From Rassmussen: A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley attracting 49% of the vote while her Republican rival, state Senator Scott Brown, picks up 47%.

  • Chernynkaya : Mass will not go rep. If it does, god help us all.

  • kesmarn : Don’t know about the other pollsters, but I don’t trust Rasmussen. They usually have a righty tilt. What does Nate Silver say, anyone know?

  • AdLib : From the Boston Globe: Democrat Martha Coakley, buoyed by her durable statewide popularity, enjoys a solid, 15-percentage-po int lead over Republican rival Scott Brown as the race for US Senate enters the homestretch, according to a new Boston Globe poll of likely voters.

  • Khirad : The best way to energize Dems in Mass? Imagine the GOP gloating on the national level for months and years to come for taking a Kennedy seat… you thought New Jersey guvs race was bad?

  • Chernynkaya : She’ll likely win.

  • AdLib : From U.S. News: • A one-day poll conducted for Pajamas Media of nearly 1,000 likely Massachusetts voters out Friday showed Brown ahead by an amazing 15 points, well outside the slightly better than three percent margin of error. • Suffolk University has Brown up by four–50 percent to 46 percent–in its Thursday poll of 500 registered voters. • Monday’s poll of 1,000 likely voters by Scott Rasmussen had Coakley up by two but, importantly, under 50.

  • PatsyT : I think Martha will pull it off but this should wake her up!

  • Chernynkaya : The way i see it, we really have only 57 in the senate that are reliable anyway. They futzed around and didn’t go nuclear and I guess I am sanguine now.

  • kesmarn : Shooot, I’d be willing to go to MA and drive people to the polls!

  • AdLib : Will Coakley win?

  • Khirad : I addressed like three people in that last one, if anyone is confused…

  • PatsyT : Organizing for America has a calling effort for Mass

  • Khirad : Cher, they’e begun deliberating about stalling certification – messy stuff. Totally, a woman nude? That’d be the end of it. I got the energized thing, but the raw numbers of registered party disparity (like 3-1 or something?) has got to make up for something, at some level.

  • AdLib : What if the Dems only have 59 votes in the Senate? What do they do then?

  • kesmarn : Cher, it might be “fatal medicine” for the Dem causes, though… I sure hope she wins. If only Teddy could have hung in there…

  • AdLib : Cher – My understanding is that when it’s a temp seat, the winner can take the seat soon after winning the election. So it could be a problem.

  • PatsyT : I would have loved Vicky!

  • Chernynkaya : Maybe if we lose the dems will get a wake up call.

  • Khirad : And are voters stupid enough to be confused by that ‘other’ Kennedy?

  • AdLib : The GOP has come up strong on “likely voters” even though Dems far outnumber them. This is the issue I was referring to in my last question, if Dems are not energized, even if they are a majority, they could lose.

  • PatsyT : You know if a woman had a ‘nude’ spread that would be the end of it !

  • kesmarn : Oh, God (Or Oh, AdLib) if those Mass. dems don’t get out and vote for whatsername–Coa kley?–there should be some serious pain coming their way!

  • Chernynkaya : When does the winner take office? can they pass it b4?

  • Khirad : What say people on Dem registration v. GOP numbers, and turnout drives?

  • Chernynkaya : Adlib– the campaign– he was running against a woman, a black man. No time for toughness. he needs to rinse that bad taste out of our mouths that he gave us by complimenting Grassley, and others ad nauseum. Ok to be angry/tough NOW– Because the country is! He needs to voice our mood.

  • AdLib : OUR FINAL TOPIC: WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE MA SENATORIAL ELECTION AND IF THE DEMS ARE REDUCED TO 59 VOTES, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE HCR BILL? WILL IT BE NEUTERED BEYOND RECOGNITION TO GET OLYMPIA SNOWE ON BOARD? OR WILL IT PASS AT ALL?

  • kesmarn : Khirad, “Lord Bankfiend” is priceless! He’s the one the Rep accused of selling a “car with faulty brakes, then taking out insurance on the driver’s life!”

  • Khirad : You’re right AdLib, sometimes Obama does know best. I, too, was totally wrong about ‘taking the gloves off’. Turns out, they knew what they were doing. I can only hope that’s still the case…

  • Khirad : I almost thought you said Lord Bankfiend. Is he the one Colbert raked over the coals?

  • Chernynkaya : Patsy’s my kinda dame!

  • AdLib : Really, aren’t we fed up with the tap dance around the bullshit? I was wrong in the campaign when I wanted Obama to come out tough against Hillary, Obama was right. He’s probably right here but the Repubs are never shy about bashing the Dems when they’re in the WHite House. And in this case, these GOPers are right bastards. Just once, for me, Mr. President, call Joe Lieberman a “douche”.

  • kesmarn : LOL Patsy!

  • Chernynkaya : Can you imagine the response? OMG– he’d be forgiven anything, IMO.

  • PatsyT : cream pie ?? baseball bat!

  • kesmarn : Did you see Lloyd Blankfein at those hearings the other day? The embodiment of banker arrogance. Oooooh, for a cream pie in that face…