Rudy Endorses Brown

Mayor Giuliani was in Boston to endorse Scott Brown's race for Senate today, a campaign that has by all accounts taken off, and will result in a revolutionary win for the Republican candidate in Tuesday's special election. About 200 people showed up as Rudy and Scott addressed the crowd from beneath the protective arm of Paul Revere, whose revolutionary fervor was reflected in the crowd.
"We're right here in the shadow of Paul Revere, who warned about danger, and woke up the people of Massachusetts and New England in a much earlier time in our history," Giuliani said. "And we need Scott to wake us up about some of the mistakes that we're making. This election, I believe, will send a signal, and a very dramatic one that we are going in the wrong direction on terrorism."
The crowd was giddy in the wake of the first poll indicting more than a one point lead for Brown. After the event was over, about 75 people wouldn't leave, following the two men as they chatted with firefighters at the station next door, and then as they walked down Hanover Street in Boston's North End, stopping into an Italian bakery for snacks.
Gossip from the Brown campaign is that their polls confirm what the new Suffolk University poll shows - that Scott has opened up a lead of a few points, and that the trend continues away from Democrat Martha Coakley. Surprisingly, President Obama has decided to visit the state on behalf of Coakley. Does this signal that Democrats think there may be an opportunity to turn things around not evident to the rest of us?
President Obama will be heading to Massachusetts to campaign for Martha Coakley this Sunday, according to two senior sources informed of the president’s decision, a last-minute effort to give the Democrat a needed boost in the Senate race.
Obama hasn't been bashful in sticking his neck out - the elections in Virginia and New Jersey come to mind - but those were close races before election day. This one appears to be trending strongly away from the Democrats. Yesterday, I predicted that a decision by Obama to campaign for Coakley would be a sign of evidence that she could win. I no longer believe this.
It's a sign that Democrats are deeply worried about Coakley's prospects and the party's 60-seat majority, and believe the president can help turn out the Democratic vote in a state where he's viewed favorably.
I am revising my interpretation of Obama's response - I now believe that the devastation for Democrats if they lose this seat will be so enormous that Obama will be accused of dereliction of duty if he fails to enter the fight.
In an emotional talk with other Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee this week, North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy said the protracted debate is hurting him so badly back home that he might as well retire if it drags on much longer. A Democrat who attended the Ways and Means session said Pomeroy was “very angry” as he spoke about the delay. “Other folks were upset, but he was the maddest by far.”
Obama is the one who has wasted the first year of his presidency on socialized medicine, and this has put Democrats in congress in grave danger. They're mad - and imagine their outrage if he decided to let Coakley go down without a fight.