Washington (CNN) - Multiple advisers to President Obama have privately told party officials that they believe Democrat Martha Coakley is going to lose Tuesday’s special election to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat held by the late Ted Kennedy for more than 40 years, several Democratic sources told CNN Sunday.
The sources added that the advisers are still hopeful that Obama's visit to Massachusetts on Sunday - coupled with a late push by Democratic activists - could help Coakley pull out a narrow victory in an increasingly tight race against Republican state Sen. Scott Brown.
However, the presidential advisers have grown increasingly pessimistic in the last three days about Coakley's chances after a series of missteps by the candidate, sources said.
But White House spokesman Bill Burton told CNN: "The President is in Massachusetts today because he believes Martha Coakley is the right person for the job and indeed will be the next senator from Massachusetts."
Updated: 5:18 p.m. with comment from Bill Burton
Coakley should lose. Maybe some of the other high and mighty will see what is comming for them. Disgrace!
Obama's minions just don't get it; Coakley is NOT the reason for the expected loss-the Obama agenda is!
well that means Coaxley wins. Obama'a advisors have not been right about anything yet. Why start now.
I don't know how these people (repubs) can vote for a republican, who represents the party of "NO". This guy is going to do whatever he can to block this importAnt legislation. We let the republican lead us into this whole for 8 years. They (the repubs) hve ne'er put forth any real legislation to help us with more affordable health care. Please vote democrat!!!! We need to keep moving forward!
even when his ship is sinking,spin,spin,spin! this is the first of many dems to go down in congress! to all dems in congress: stay on board with your crazy captain(pelosi) and you will meet the same fate!
The far left still refuses to believe the country doesn't support them. We don't like your agenda. You will lose here and everywhere else but in California. Those morons keep sending Pelosi, Boxer, and the like back to Washington. Send all nuts to the utopia of Calfornia. Leave the rest of us alone
This presidency is effectively over.
Coakley's lost can be clearly laid at the foot of Obama.
Bad policy, tax and spend liberal will always cause an uproar.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.....................Residents of MA, vote IN Scott Brown!
We need your common sense people of Massachusetts!
The People are showing the left "the exit door". The left risks violent revolution if they cheat a continue to ignore The People.
This idiot in chief is a traitor.
So... the White House is sending the message out " Don't blame Obama for this lost cause." Sorry. The fact this isn't a runaway in the bluest state in the union is BECAUSE of Obama and his policies. Coakly is a marginally worse candidate than Kerry but the machine puts these people up anyway and expects Democrats to vote them in. Not this time. The people have spoken and every member of Congress who keeps voting with Obama,Pelosi and Reid is in danger of the same voter disgust in 10 short months. How appropriate the "Tea Party" sends a message to this overbearing, over reaching, arrogant,, tax obsessed goverment from the far reaches of the state right down to Boston Harbor!
Life long democrat...............voting for Brown.
Obama advisors are ignorant and irresponsible. They believed the Virginia Democratic nominee was going to lose and said so before election day.
They better start realizing that this is happening because of no leadership from the White House. This would not be happening with that lady in the White House.
The good people of Massachusetts stand at the ready to change American history on tuesday – to reject tyranny for a second time in our nation's history, and free themselves and their fellow countrymen and women from the yoke of oppressive, intrusive, and unrepresentative government.
Godspeed, Scott Brown!
Now this is hope and change that WE can belivei in!
Win or lose, Brown has thrown a scare into the Democratic machine in Mass. and it truly is the people's seat rather than Teddy's.
Obama is there trying to protect his Socialist agenda.
To all Brown supporters: Don't allow this article fool you. It's a classic DNC ploy to hopefully cause overconfidence! Make sure to cast your vote for Brown and the overall good of our Country!
GO SCOTT BROWN
He thinks "she can do the job" which means she can be controlled by the Democrat machine.
i believe too she will and praying she will
Bad move, Mr. President. Coakley is a train wreck, and you've just jumped into the locomotive. So, since you support this criminal who allows molestation of 2-tear olds, we can add baby molestation to the list of things you support.
This will be a slap in the
face for all the years of hard work by senator kennady
It's so sad that the dems could not have found a more seasoned candidate. Coakley was her own worst enemy
I hope Brown wins as Coakley is an elitist socialist/ liberal who does NOT care about the people. "It's not Kennedy's seat, it's not the Democrats seat, it the PEOPLE's seat" GO SCOTT BROWN!
Obama's tax and spend policy is crippling America and the corrupted special deals health care bill is not about health or care but about taking over a 6th of the US economy. It's about socialist big government control, adding more bureaucracy to health care doesn't give better care but government inefficiency and soaring costs for the "real" people of America-the tax payers!