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    Reader Poll – Will Elizabeth Warren get away with Cherokee claim?

    Reader Poll – Will Elizabeth Warren get away with Cherokee claim?

    I don’t think I saw this Mass GOP web ad before, but it’s good.  Too bad it’s not shorter so it could be aired:

    Since today seems to be the day for Reader Polls, let me know if you think Warren will get away with her claim to be Cherokee.

    By get away with it I mean that it will not hurt her enough to make any meaningful difference in the election.

    (Poll open until midnight tonight Eastern)


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    My concern is that the dems pull a “Lautenberg”.

    Jingo | June 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Ask war hero Richard Blumenthal how much Northeastern liberals care about Democratic Senate candidates who tell them outrageous lies.

    Henry Hawkins | June 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    My suspicion/hope/prayer is that this might be one of those deals where the pre-polling inexplicably ends up not matching the results once the election comes, that once alone inside the booth ethics will trump ideology, and Massachusetts voters will pull the lever for the honest person, regardless of party affiliation.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. That almost sounded feasible for a moment there, didn’t it?

    Aggie95 | June 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    LOL…you have got to be kidding me ….we are talking about a state that has re elected ted ( the swimmer ) kennedy….Barny ( gay whorehouse ) frank and john ( hide my yacht ) kerry

    I voted Leaning No, i.e. IMHO there is a somewhat better-than-even chance that she will not get away with it.

    However, as I have posted, this depends on how Warren’s opponents utilize the Cherokee revelations. If we count on the revelations to win the election, I expect that a dinged but viable Warren will limp to victory. If the revelations are exploited, that is followed up, then I expect Warren to lose.

    How to exploit the material? Now that Warren’s credibility wrt genealogy has been undermined, use that as an opening to undermine her credibility wrt bringing home the bacon—which is all that a decisive number of MA voters cares about.

    The radical/Cambridge/Hollywood branch of the Democratic Party makes no secret of their strong interest in running Warren for President. Persuade MA voters that their only interest to Warren is as a momentary steppingstone to higher office, and IMO they’ll stick with Brown. (I regret to say that recent Republican governors demonstrated the steppingstone ploy to the voters.)

      gs in reply to gs. | June 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      1. I just noticed the following email from the Brown campaign:

      There are two very different visions in this race for U.S. Senate.

      There’s my vision of economic growth and prosperity fueled by low taxes, less spending, lower debt, and American ingenuity…

      …and then there’s Professor Elizabeth Warren’s vision of big government where success is punished and the wet blanket of high taxation and overregulation smothers everything that has made America the greatest country in the history of mankind.

      Although I know you share my positive vision for the future, Professor Warren’s supporters are putting their money where their mouth is, and they have made her victory – and my defeat – their top priority.

      Just take it from Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas who said recently that:

      “Elizabeth Warren is probably the Number One project of the progressive movement this November.”

      Or the New York Times whose headline recently called Warren:

      “The Left’s New Star”

      Or Progressive activist Van Jones who says that if Warren beats me:

      “…she’s going to be in the White House someday.”

      In ten days, on June 30th, Warren and I will file our FEC Campaign Disclosure Reports. Hers will be chock-full of Hollywood money and checks from all over the country from those who subscribe to her Occupy Everything philosophy.

      Will you give me your online help, a contribution for $20 or perhaps $50, so we can show the strongest financial report possible?

      We have ten days to hit our goal of $150,000. That’s ten days to raise the funds for our ads and letters. Elizabeth Warren’s willing to rewrite her own history and she’s happy to distort my record, question my motives and attack my character.

      We have just ten days to raise the funds to help tell the truth about my record and hers. Please make your online contribution for $20 or $50 or some other amount that is right for you.

      Thanks so much,
      Scott Brown
      United States Senator
      The People’s Seat

      Needs sharpening, but not too bad for a 0.x version. Warren’s faux-Cherokee gaming of affirmative action should not be ignored although an oblique reference to Warren’s ruthlessness might be best. Brown’s contrast with Warren should be strong but controlled, pointed but not deranged.

      2. The email does not offend the delicate sensibilities of MA voters with terms like ‘Republican’ or ‘Tea Party’. That’s a judgment call which I’m not second-guessing.

      3. On the chance that the Brown campaign reads this blog (I hope so because Democrats sure do):

      Senator, your next order of business should be to mend fences with—no, to privately apologize to—Massachusetts Tea Party activists. Apologize for tuning them out after you got elected. Tell them the Warren threat trumps any disagreements you and the Tea Party might have. Promise them you will welcome their input in the future (with your best judgment giving the final word, of course).

      In particular, you have alienated influential bloggers who once supported you, e.g. Professor Jacobson and Sissy Willis. I have previously indicated how to approach them.

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