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. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    LOL!!! :)

    That's hilarious. They better fix that up soon and avoid less verbal, humurous attacks. Is embarrassing.

    January 12, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  2. The Other Michael in Houston

    Now that is funny. I got a question. Typically how many people are part of a Senatorial campaign? What, 50, 70, 100 or so? And you mean to tell me that not one of these folks do not know the meaning of PROOF READING????? I got a new election rule to propose, since all of you Demosissy's and Republinazi's waste my tax money on voting for stupid things that don't matter nor help America, how about if you cannot spell the name of the darn state you are trying to represent, you are automatically disqualified. Wow!

    January 12, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  3. Joe

    Love it!

    January 12, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  4. good-bye global warming

    typical of a dumocrat.

    January 12, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. deb (long island)

    and this is news because?????

    January 12, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. Peter Orvetti

    It's just a typo - is this really worthy of coverage?

    January 12, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. Michael

    What do you expect from a Dem. They only know how to spend and spend our money and drive this country into never-ending debt. Time for all of them to go back to school and learn how to spell and learn American history. It was private enterprise and self made men and women who made this country great, not Government hand outs.

    January 12, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  8. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    That's IT??? You don't have anything better to do than tell THIS story?
    Maybe a 24/7/52 news outlet should back down to maybe 12 hours or dig a little deeper for something important...

    I'm just sayin'

    January 12, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  9. Raj A

    We can't afford Martha Coakley and her certain vote for fiscal collapse in the form of health care "reform." As an independent Democrat, I would be happy to vote for Brown. He is a proven reformer and bipartisan in his outlook.

    January 12, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  10. Joseph Dobbs

    Goes to show that Martha needs to spend a "littttle more time in her state. No Martha you cannot blame others. You hired them.

    As for Brown. One term is plenty. That will keep him from getting power hungry.

    January 12, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  11. edward

    Who cares? GWB couldn't pronounce nuclear correct for 8 years.

    January 12, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. Jack

    The fact that some reporter thinks this is relevant tells us more about that reporter than it does about the candidate. By choosing to cover this non-story, is the reporter suggesting the candidate should spend her time and attention proof-reading everything her staff writes or produces? Should the candidate hire better staff people who are great proof-readers? What is the point? I know nothing about this candidate, but I now know a lot about what this reporter thinks is important in an election. Sure, let's elect people who spend their time and attention on proof-reading rather than on problem solving. That would be a real smart choice. Just pathetic reporting on so many levels. And CNN sometimes wonders why it is becoming increasingly irrelevant and its ratings are in the toilet. Perhaps if someone in news management actually paid attention to the nonsense their reporters are reporting, they might begin to get a clue........

    January 12, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  13. lila

    Slow news day? lol

    I mean, you are reporting that a person made a typo for Christ sakes. It's so dumb.

    January 12, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  14. Tim from NC

    Ok lib's its time to jump Ms. Coakley like you did Dan Quayle when he mis-spelled a word....... Let's hear it...... Come on, show us how unbiased you are.........

    January 12, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  15. elo

    how lame to report this. The candidate didnt mispell it; the ad agency did. please report on real news please. This is no Dan Quayle incident.

    January 12, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  16. Joe

    I have never seen a picture for a story on this site so huge!
    CNN Bias?

    January 12, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  17. Doug

    This is news? – Puleeeeese – misspelled on purpose.

    January 12, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  18. Chad

    This is entirely misleading... The candidate did not misspell anything. In fact, this wasn't even released directly from her campaign. This ad was from the state democratic party. CNN, please stop trying to be Fox News. Okay? Great. Thanks.

    January 12, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. James

    And... who cares? I know a Republican would be taking a lot of grief for this, but the font is so small and it was such a little mistake.

    January 12, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  20. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Not that I'm a big fan of the GOP any more, but for an insanely spendthrift Democrat to assert that "Massachusettes" can't afford to elect a Republican is as idiotic as the doof who wrote that ad without benefit of either a proofreader or a spellchecker.

    Despite their recent history, Republicans are the only ones, at the moment, who can keep the Lefty loons from bankrupting the country. Yeah, Bush and the neo-cons took spending to new heights for Republicans, but that pales to insignificance compared to the unbelievable money haemorrhage the Democrats are capable of.

    January 12, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  21. Trevor

    Do the republicans remember misunderestimate? is our children learing? I don't the democrats have a whole lot to worry about if you look at the republican intellectual all stars like bush and palin.

    January 12, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  22. Jeff

    Geez, who cares? Everyone makes mistakes. This is nearly as bad as Howard Dean's screech during the 2004 election. Dean was such a strong candidate... but slips up at one campaign rally and the media blows its totally out of proportion. Besides, it's not like Rep. Coakley produced or edited the ad. It's paid for by the MA DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

    January 12, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  23. Lisa

    Must be a slow news day....

    January 12, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  24. MT

    Here is an idea, how about you hire an under-employed proof reader.

    Or Better yet

    Have one of your lobbyists pick up the tab! They would be happy to have yet another SHILL on the inside the hallowed halls

    January 12, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  25. terry,va

    We can't afford Coakley and Obummie. This isn't the United States of Robin Hood.

    January 12, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
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