January 13th, 2010
11:13 PM ET
12 years ago

Coakley endorsed by The Boston Globe

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(CNN) - The Boston Globe endorsed Martha Coakley for Senate Wednesday, saying the Democrat is more qualified to serve in Washington than her Republican opponent Scott Brown.

"She is by far the more qualified candidate, in experience and judgment," the Globe contended in the editorial released on its Web site late in the afternoon.

The newspaper's endorsement argued that it would be misguided to think sending Brown to the Senate, ending the Democrat's filibuster proof majority in the Senate, would satisfy Americans' frustration with Washington.

"A vote for Brown is hardly a symbolic protest against congressional gridlock and the ways of Washington," the Globe contended. "It's a vote for gridlock, in the form of endless Republican filibusters, and for the status quo in health care, climate change, and financial regulation. That's what will happen if Brown gives the Republicans the additional vote they need to tie up the Senate."

Brown had previously been endorsed by the Boston Herald and Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Filed under: Extra • Martha Coakley • Massachusetts • Popular Posts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (141 Responses)
  1. curtish

    sounds like the globe just gave the perfect reason to support brown.

    January 14, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  2. Dodd Democrat...

    Coakley is no more qualified than Brown, so we have nothing to lose.

    It's about time Washington and my fellow Democrats start paying attention to Americans. We need Congress to focus on our best interests instead of their political games and lobbying self interests.

    The only people winning out on the new Health Care bill are the Insurance companies.....they are laughing all the way to the bank and the Stock Exchange.

    It's time to take a stand.....

    January 14, 2010 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  3. R.O.B.

    Republicans are going to be in for a rude awakening when November comes and they see even more seats get lost.

    January 14, 2010 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  4. Nea

    Even though things are not perfect right now and No they never will be but it sure is better now than they was a year ago, Yes people are complaing and always will no matter what but im sure glad President Obama is in the white House so Thank GOD for that s as far as the 2010 elections unless the LORD changes my mind my vote will still be for the Democrats i just cant afford to vote for a Republican right now to me they have not done anything so far but complain and said No to everything. Some may want 2010 to go down the drain for this President but im PRAYING for a successful year and years to come for him and the American People.

    January 14, 2010 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  5. herm54

    Wow! What a surprise! Boston Globe not recommending a republican! Who would have thought . . .

    January 14, 2010 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  6. johnrj08

    Whoever wrote that endorsement for the Globe deserves a Pulitzer.

    January 14, 2010 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  7. JW

    Ah, the experience argument. Which is why the Boston Globe endorsed Obama, right?. Predictably, a newspaper has an ideological agenda and has tried to obscure that fact with an "objective" criterion for endorsing one guy over the other. Yet that argument doesn't work when the underlying motive is just completely transparent to any thinking person.

    January 14, 2010 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  8. Michael

    OMG a newspaper finally states what the rest of us already know. Kudos to them for putting it in print.

    January 14, 2010 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  9. A. Smith, Oregon

    A welcome and refreshing article where a highly regarded paper, The Boston Herald came to the same conclusion as their viewers and many across America. A vote for another Republican is simply another vote for utter gridlock and a lack of action by US lawmakers in solving the myrid of problems facing America at this time.

    Vote for all Democrats, and support America's move to focus on domestic affairs and America's economic prosperity.

    January 14, 2010 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  10. Bren

    Why is Coakley being endorsed by the Boston Globe a big headline on the CNN site.........However, there wasn't a big headline reagarding the fact that Brown was endorsed by the Boston Herald, Worcester Telegram, and the Massachusetts State Police Association.

    At least "try' to appear that you are unbiased CNN.

    January 14, 2010 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
  11. Jeff in Atlanta

    Gridlock sounds great to me!!

    Who reading this thinks our government does not do enough already?

    January 14, 2010 03:07 am at 3:07 am |
  12. Jayson

    Better keep those endorsments coming in after that pathetic showing she made at the debate.

    January 14, 2010 04:00 am at 4:00 am |
  13. C Spurgeon

    Finally a sensible argument. Wow...so simple ..do you nwant another No republican who marches to the drumbeat of party right or wrong or do you want someone to stand up and fight for constituents and country....

    January 14, 2010 04:09 am at 4:09 am |
  14. Obama is not my hero

    I disagree. A vote for Brown will bring balance to the white house and bi-partisanship because then the Democrats will be forced to work with the Republicans.

    January 14, 2010 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  15. chris l

    wow, she has it in the bag now!!! LOL, Give me a break. CNN is ridiculous, like all liberals.

    January 14, 2010 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  16. jules sand-perkins

    Coakley says "supportive" when she means "supported." She probably thinks it sounds like a more impressive and senatorial word.
    Coakley doesn't understand that Al Qaeda isn't a coffee-club-sized group of men who travel on camels from one country to another, silently stealing away for eternity as they migrate.
    She is not as good at handling interviews as the inexperienced Sarah Palin was, and Coakley could not improve as much as Palin did by the time she debated Biden.
    Ms. Coakley would be a disaster as a senator. Her interviews show that she knows little more about the world than whatever can be seen or driven to from her relative's home abroad.
    Of course, a newspaper in Boston endorsed a Kennedy-chosen candidate: Society and Money still matter in some places, Nobu and Boston being two of them.


    January 14, 2010 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
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