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

Cue the Senate race spellcheck


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. LIP

    This is really good. We have time to quibble over a mispelled word and Reid is saying things like President Obama doesn't speak like an African American, "uness he wants to". I found this last part of the sentence more interesting then the first...unless he wants to? Does that mean to say that he talks like a black man (suggesting they have a separate way of talking) when he feels the occasion calls for it. Is that like talkingdown to someone. Is Reid suggesting that Obama is talking down to black people for some particular reason.
    Reid needs to go and if Black people can't see this for what it is, then they need to do a reality check.

    January 12, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. The Divided States of America

    This proves the democrats are truly illiterate.

    January 12, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  3. Ben

    Quick! She should step down for a moderately embarrassing statement offensive to Massachusettians (Massachussians, er, people of Massachusetts).

    January 12, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  4. seebofubar

    She's right, we can't afford anything since the Democrats took office. 400% increase in debt in less than one year...good job in destroying the future of our country. I thing I can raise enough cash for 3 one way tickets to see Tranquility Base, one for Ried, one for Odumby, and one for the wicked witch of the west.

    January 12, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  5. billy123

    I agree we can't afford Scot Brown another "NO" vote in Washington D.C.

    January 12, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  6. wow

    The debate was moderated by CNN's David Gergen. Near the end of the debate, he had two questions for Brown and Coakley each. After putting Brown on the spot over Roe v. Wade and "climate change," Gergen turned to the Democrat with his hardest hitting questions of the night.

    "Do you think it was right to insist on three people being at the debate?" Gergen asked Coakley. Yes, she did.

    He followed up with this doozy: "As you look back on the campaign, do you have any second thoughts on how the campaign has unfolded?"

    "Absolutely not," she said.

    David Gergen was an embar-ass-ment last night..."Ted Kennedy's Seat"
    UGH.........Brown's response "It's not Kennedy's seat, it's not the democrats seat, IT'S THE PEOPLE'S SEAT"

    Clearly, Scott Brown GETS IT. Period.
    Another $25 going to Scott Brown today

    January 12, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  7. Jeremiah

    hahahahaha......nice. Vote for me, the democrat who can't even spell the name of the state, what is it again? hahahaha

    January 12, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  8. Josie

    Talk about someone that feels she is entitled to the job! Coakley must have a little Kennedy in her, because just like Caroline, Coakley thought that was all she needed to do was show up and she was in.

    January 12, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  9. Tony

    The Massachusettes, don't they open for the Chipettes?

    January 12, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  10. bj, Texas

    Typical of a democrat - uneducated, illiterate. I wonder if she's light skinned and speaks with a negro lingo? Well, that's only if she wants to.

    January 12, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  11. bill ivany

    What is wrong with Americans do they realize that Bush and his buddies McCain,Cheney and the rest of the Republicans over an eight year period caused 9/11, invaded Irag without cause and the cost to the US in human lives and billions of dollars and then the finnancial collasp which cost billions of dollars and the Republicans blame all this on the democrats,shame on them all of this happened on their watch.President Obama has had alot to try an accomplish over the last twelve months and I feel that the econmy is starting to turn around and the passing of the health bill if not delayed by the republicans will benefit all Americans.
    Obama has certainly tried a friendlier approach with so called enemies of the US and I feel that it is appropriate.The Republicans are so negative to any resonable ideas and cannot bring any good suggestions to the table.

    January 12, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  12. Mike Pittsburgh

    See, this is proof that he is an idiot. He can't even spell. These Republicans are so stupid they cannot even spell the name of their own home state when running for an election. It is all Scott Brown's fault, he should have been been checking everything his campaign put out there.


    Oh, the Democrat put this ad out? Never mind, it's just a simple typo that means absolutely nothing. You can't expect Coakley to be paying attention and be personally responsible for every little detail in his campaign. And shame on the Republicans for even bringing it up.

    January 12, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  13. Orange Curtain, CA

    NObody can spell that state. I always had a hard time with it.

    January 12, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  14. Marie MD

    Fine, somebody should have done a spell check, but . . . . . is this really news?
    WHO CARES??????????????????????????????
    Any word on Iraq or Afghanistan and our men and women fighting there?
    Just wondering . . . . . . .

    January 12, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  15. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    what a boo hoo baby a typical purist republican 🙂

    January 12, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  16. Watched Captain Kangaroo enough to know..

    Sing with me....M-A- Double S- A-C-H -U -S -E -Double T -S!

    January 12, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  17. RANDY


    January 12, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. Kevin

    I can't believe you all are trying to pin this on the candidate. This is obviously a screw up at a consulting PR firm. Someone's head ought to roll there.

    January 12, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. tidho

    C'mon liberal media, start Quayle'ing her for making a completely meaningless mistake!

    January 12, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  20. oldtimer

    Well you can't expect a Democrat to get everything right!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 12, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  21. Maxwell K

    I doubt she wrote the copy herself.

    January 12, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  22. sensible Cape Coral FL

    I can't spell it either.

    January 12, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  23. Tyrone

    Here in Massachusetts, the Democrats have such a huge lock that they take the entire State fir granted. Hence, the reason they can't even be bothered spelling our State's name correctly.

    January 12, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  24. John

    That's not a spelling error, it's a typo. You can usually tell the difference. If it were spelled "Masachusetts," that might be a spelling error, but "Massachusettes" is not a plausible spelling of the word, so it must be a typo.

    January 12, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  25. Emmanuel Goldstein

    Wait, you are forgetting your programming. Unless you are Fox, or other outliers not inside of MSM, you are not supposed to criticize Dear Leader's party. Get with the program!

    January 12, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
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