January 19th, 2010
08:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Yellin: It's no party at Coakley Headquarters

Boston (CNN) - The scene at Martha Coakley headquarters is very quiet ahead of the poll results, CNN National Political Corrspondent Jessica Yellin reports.

"I would have to say most of the people in this room are actually media, so there is not a lot of excitement here," Yellin said. "There is a lot of anxiety, a worried anticipation that this candidate is not going to do what they expected even a month ago when she had a 30 point lead, when Democrats had assumed it was a cakewalk for her, and when the Coakley campaign essentially coasted for many weeks.

"That's the consensus opinion of Democratic operatives in this state, that she just coasted, did not mount the kind of campaign one has to mount to win in a big state and took it for granted. And they are very concerned she is going to pay the price tonight."


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  1. TexasJack

    Hee, Hee, Hee – read it and weep Democrats. you're really going to cry when you see Palin as the next President of the U.S. You betcha we know where the poll if there ever was one that stated the majority of the people didn't want her. Undoubtedly they only polled in Chicago. You people keep callin' her a quitter. She is no quitter. She quit functioning as a Governor because of all the m.o.n.k.e.y. harassment so she stepped down to fight in court if need be. HURRAY FOR SARAH THE WOMAN FOR AMERICA.

    January 19, 2010 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  2. Alexandra

    I'll be honest, if Coakley doesn't win, I will not be suprised. She has angered many with the things that she says. Things like how Catholics and other people who believe abortion is wrong should not work in emergency rooms. She never issued an apology or anything for those remarks and so I could see how she may have lost a few supporters. Also, President Obama following her around like a puppy made it painfully obvious that he needed her to push reform through. Not all Americans are that stupid.

    January 19, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  3. Dan Dent

    No question this is a thorough repudiation of the Neo-Fascistic
    system of public-private government spending and economic
    growth. The issue of having the role of government in the tradition
    outlined by FDR and Ronald Reagan of government serving as
    a saftey net for those in need and a strong national defense has
    been ratified by the voters of Massachussetts. The Dent Family
    landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 well before the Spaceman pitched
    at Fenway.

    January 19, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  4. Matt

    You did not deserve to win Ms. Coakley. You ran a horrible campaign. Who in the name of god thought she could actually win?

    January 19, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  5. Rick K

    Fat Lady not singing but she's humming real loud! Finally change is here.

    January 19, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  6. stevec

    The citizens of Mass dodged putting another dimb bulb in the Senate.

    January 19, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  7. Ready for 2012

    "when Democrats had assumed it was a cakewalk for her,"

    you know what they say happens when you assume something......"you make an A$$ out of u and me"

    January 19, 2010 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  8. Dave

    No one is at the party for Coakly is because she is an idiot and a pawn for Obama... All the real people are at the new "Senator Browns" party!

    January 19, 2010 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  9. luke liberty

    i wish the winner well. the democratic party may be the big winner, if brown wins. the health care reform is a disaster for the party. this may spare the party and the country disastrous legislation.

    i hope the independents and the republicans resist the tendency to gloat. let's just get to work.

    January 19, 2010 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  10. Scott

    Wonderful, its a good day for this country

    January 19, 2010 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  11. Salida Lilly

    Uh, uh. I hate to say this America, but I told you so during the last election. Now you are doing a redo. This is not worth all the nail biting. There is no way you should have handed both executive and legislative to people who are in the extreme of their parties. One thing you can be sure of, YOU will get a health care bill no matter what.
    That will be a long-term lesson.

    January 19, 2010 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  12. Independent K

    She was just a horrible candidate...she looked dead most times. She didn't seem to have any life in her speeches etc. Scott Brown run a better campaign and deserved to win. Congrats Scott Brown.

    January 19, 2010 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  13. Obama Enemy List Wannabe

    Got the message? No one at your party but drive by media.....

    January 19, 2010 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  14. Dennis in AZ

    I offer condolences to the former Atty General. Clearly the stronger candidate won the race for the People's US Senate seat. Ideas matter in politics, responsibility and accountability should matter. If Scott Brown doesn't perform the People's business, I encourage Massachussetts to find someone who will next time out. The important thing now is to hold the newly elected accountable for what they do and what they don't do. I'm absolutely amazed at the inability of democrats to govern the nation. Read the book "Comeback America," written by the former Comptoller of the Currency. Maybe more people will start getting it.

    January 19, 2010 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  15. Common Sense Guy

    Yes She Lost

    January 19, 2010 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |