January 12th, 2010
03:16 PM ET
5 years ago

Cue the Senate race spellcheck

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A new ad from Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley - the Democratic candidate to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy - misspells her home state of Massachusetts. (Photo Credit: Coakley Campaign)

Updated: 5:16 p.m.


Filed under: Martha Coakley • Massachusetts • Popular Posts • Scott Brown
soundoff (198 Responses)
  1. geecee

    CNN – isn't there ANYTHING that you could report on rather than something so totally absurd??

    January 12, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. Rosie, Crestiview, FL

    Big whoppee. Is that the only thing CNN has to complain about her. If she was a repug we probably would not hear anything about this.

    January 12, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  3. Willy Brown

    Go aherad and vote for the no so smart one. We already got one in the W.H.

    January 12, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  4. Rick CT

    And the howls were out when Dan Quayle couldn't spell potato(e). Maybe instead of donating to her election, the DNC et al should donate to her education.

    Wouldn't it be funny if Massachusetts elects the 41st Republican Senator. Then watch the games begin trying to seat him.

    January 12, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  5. Justin

    Some video editor somewhere is stressed out for sure.

    January 12, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  6. Edwin Newton

    It's funny that the Dem. says that 'we' can't afford the republican candidate. Aren't the Dems lifting the debt ceiling higher? Aren't they taxing everything that moves? Aren't they increasing the deficit to our grandchildren and greatgrandchildren? No, Martha Coakley, I think the person we can't afford is you.

    January 12, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Bmax

    So will this subject her to the same media ridicule endured by Dan "potatoe" Quayle? Or will the media downplay any criticism toward her and forthwith issue their apology to Mr. Quayle? Neither probably!

    January 12, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  8. Jon

    It's for a Republican. Spelling doesn't count.

    January 12, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  9. Juan

    I don't see where, they spelled it the same way on CNN.

    January 12, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  10. ObamasRecordDefict

    What we can't afford is more DUMocRATS

    Since 2006,when the DUMocRATS took the House and Senate, let's look at some facts:

    Ecomony DOWN
    Unemployment UP
    Taxes UP
    Deficit UP
    Jobs DOWN
    Illegals UP
    Security DOWN since OBOZO
    Spending UP
    HealthCare DOWN with new pending bills
    Pork in Bills UP
    Waste UP

    Yeah, we really need a new DUMocRAT

    January 12, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  11. Carole

    Where is your story that Sarah Palin did not know that North Korea and South Korea were two countries?

    Then again, you would have to dedicate the entire ticker about that dufus.

    January 12, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  12. unemployed by Obama

    We cant afford new taxes from the Spend and Tax Obama. Obama has destroyed America with his tax, spend and Racists ways.

    January 12, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. Charlie in Maine

    She will do a great job too.

    January 12, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  14. Where's socialism? Oh, that was just a GOP scare tactic

    Funny, I'm sure that SHE didn't create the ad, but anything to get the ratings up right CNN?

    January 12, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  15. Where's socialism? Oh, that was just a GOP scare tactic

    Hey Billy Bathgate,

    Lets talk ficticious, lets talk WMDs in Iraq.......

    The End.

    January 12, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  16. mh

    it doesn't matter – democrats can't read!

    January 12, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  17. Sea.gem

    Good God...those defending the mistake and saying she shouldn't be heald accountable are the same dribble writers that slammed Quayle for 'potatoe', Bush for pronouncing 'nuclear' with a Texan drawl, and looked the other way as the president wrote about his experiences with cocaine! More double-standards which helps explain how quickly the middle is leaving you.

    January 12, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  18. Mike

    WHAT A JOKE. We cannot afford any more Democrats. They are the ones spending us and future generations into the poor house.

    January 12, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  19. aware

    You really can't afford the inferior dem candidate! :)

    January 12, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  20. GuyInVA

    I can't believe she wrote this herself. Some copy editor is getting his butt kicked about right now. A different question is, if Massachusetts is so reliably democratic, why have the ad in the first place? I thought she was up by 15 points. I noticed that Ms. Coakley previously stated that she would use the last debate to highlight Mr. Brown's record. Why not highlight your own? Not very proud of it? I guess not talking about your own political record isn't a bad strategy. It got President Obama elected.

    January 12, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  21. Sea.gem

    To the idiot who claimed it is a typo because it is not a 'plausible' spelling...the 'e' is not next to the 't' on the keyboard...save your bs for the undereducated libs on welfare!

    January 12, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  22. kevin

    "unemployed by Obama

    We cant afford new taxes from the Spend and Tax Obama. Obama has destroyed America with his tax, spend and Racists ways."

    Sorry, Mate, that was Bush that screwed you over. Obama is fixing the problem. By the way, my 401K has gone up 36% since Obama took office. I feel for you losing your job because of Bush, but I hope Obama keeps doing what he's doing.

    You'll feel better once you have a new job and then start getting raises. Unfortunately, it's going to take some time.

    January 12, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  23. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    The home of the Crimson Tide cannot spell Obama correctly, they keep encouraging Barack by saying, "Go Bama, Go!"

    January 12, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
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