Polls in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts confirm that incumbent Republican Scott Brown has built a significant lead over Democrat challenger Elizabeth Warren. The liberal Public Policy Polling group shocked the left with a poll showing Brown up by 5 percent last week, and a subsequent poll by Kimball Political Consulting showed Brown leading by 6 percent, leaving no doubt as to the state of the critical Senate race.
As William Jacobson of the Legal Insurrection blog–which has followed the race closely–notes:
Warren herself seems desperate to lash out on the war on women theme so much so that she is becoming a caricature.
All in all, there is a sense in the air that resembles what took place in early January 2010 when the political world collectively came to the realization that the Democrats had nominated a seriously flawed candidate, and were up against a guy with a unique political talent and ability to connect with the folks.
Make no mistake, Warren’s bizarre handling of her false claim to Native American ancestry has compounded if not caused the problem, as it revealed a personality defect which is not very becoming…
To put it in plain terms, Democrats selected a class and sex warrior when people are not concerned with those issues.
If Warren’s struggles are a sign of the national mood, Democrats may be making a grave mistake by stacking their convention lineup with “war on women” speakers and emphasizing Occupy-style 99%-vs.-1% themes.
The country is looking for genuine leadership, not grievance politics–and straight talkers over motivational speakers.