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. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Maybe when Coakley becomes Senator she'll having the spelling of Massachusetts changed the way she wants it. Wouldn't that be a slap in the face to Republicans. LOL

    January 12, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    but we can afford the tax and spend dems?

    i dont get it

    January 12, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  3. iupg

    This is news?

    January 12, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  4. Fitz in Texas

    Oh, Martha Coakley give it up. Scott Brown is what the people want, not you.

    January 12, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  5. Jane/Seattle

    What has happened to all the good proof-readers in this country? What is the world coming to now, what with this major issue to contend with in life? Spelling is critical for our political process! :o

    January 12, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  6. laurie

    Go, Coakley, go!!!!

    January 12, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  7. Kevin in Ohio

    She must like Potatoes.

    Seriously...Massachusetts cannot afford one more liberal democrat in the Senate. Their impact on once great nation has been destructive. Its time to stop the insanity.

    January 12, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  8. We the People/FormerGOP

    Come on CNN Im sure “SHE” did not do this add herself, like most people they hire someone to do this kind of work. Now it is her fault that she did not have a staffer proof it.

    January 12, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  9. The Weatherman

    Bacic education is not needed to be a democratic party pawn. It helps blur the lines and dull the senses so the pawns can't detect the screws in their backs.

    The Weatherman

    January 12, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  10. Bedtime for Obonzo

    Correct spelling? That's just another life style choice in Massachusetts - let us not be judgmental. The poor typist is doubtless the product of a disadvantaged (public) education.

    January 12, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  11. Bing Hastings

    What do you expect from the looney left who can't read and write?

    January 12, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  12. Steve in Ct

    And people pick on Palin. At least she knows how to spell Alaska.

    January 12, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  13. Mike Syracuse, NY

    Of course the Democrats can't spell. If they had an education they wouldn't be Democrats.

    January 12, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  14. Time for some change

    Martha approved of the message, so she approved of the misspelling. She'll rubber stamp anything that heads her way in Washington. Massachusetts a representative that thinks. Coakley doesn't.

    January 12, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  15. CHANGE.COM

    You guys are pathetic. You know very well that Oakley did nto type that into the message. The advertisign agency made the mistake. Common, guys! Is this news?

    January 12, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  16. mark

    what an idiot, brown is the clear choice...

    January 12, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  17. Luke Brown

    and this is newsworthy because ????

    January 12, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  18. Mad Matt

    I'd rather have senator who can't spell than a president who can't speak.

    January 12, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  19. frodo

    Well, maybe it IS paid for by the Massachusettes–obviously a north east troupe that likes to give us a song and dance rather than the facts.

    January 12, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. dave g, minneapolis

    Darn democrat dialects....

    January 12, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  21. Johnson

    I'm sure that the provisions in the healthcare bill were spelled out more accurately. Oh, Wait...we'll never get to see the bill before it is passed...

    But I'm sure the Democrats have done a great job dotting their "T's" and crossing their eyes.

    January 12, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  22. stevegee

    The PropOganda Machine is running Coakley's campaign - she's a mere puppet.

    As for the misspelling, check with Robert Fibbs, he's the authority on everything "mis-" - like misinformation, misleading, misaligned...

    Don't be fooled citizens of Massachusetts, vote for the good guy: Scott Brown. So we can Check & Balance the liberals in Washington.

    January 12, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    So the techno-flunky who programmed the digital overlay can't spell? Meh...big deal. I'd rather see a meaningless faux paux type flub like this than listen to the Browntard claim he's not a staunch GOPer in independent's clothing. Get used to it though: we'll be listening to a lot of GOPers try to use Obama's rhetoric of change and shaking up the status quo as November 2010 approaches. JUST KEEP IN MIND WHO HAS FAUGHT RABIDLY ALL YEAR TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO. Hint: it's not the Dems.

    The GOP is trying to have their cake and eat it too by forcing everything to a grinding halt and then snydely blaming it on the Dems, all while claiming they will be the true agents of anti-establishment change. Their base will slurp up the rhetoric while ignoring the facts. It's a wonder there are sufficient morons out there to blindly fall for that kind of bait and switch...although, a large and expected percentage knows it's a bait and switch and doesn't care because they just want the conservatives to win based on their promises of throwing out the Constitution in favor of fascist social domestic policy and allowing corporations to continue to rape the middle class.

    January 12, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  24. Right Leaning Independent

    It is BUSH's fault!! This is too funny to be true!!!

    January 12, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  25. BestProfitCompany = WAR

    wow! off by one letter~

    Thanks CNN for this amazing news!!

    January 12, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
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