Will Barack Obama Turn MLK Day Into A Martha Coakley Rally?
January 17, 2010, 08:40 PM
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President Barack Obama is going to campaign for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts this Sunday [President Obama to Stump for Coakley, Boston Globe, January 15, 2010].
The Democrats are fretting over voter turnout next Tuesday, especially minority turnout. The election is going to be held the day after Martin Luther King Day.
This raises the obvious question:  Will Barack Obama and the Democrats turn Martin Luther King Day into a Martha Coakley Campaign Rally?

This will be a stretch because Coakley, despite being a left-wing career prosecutor, has never been much of a race-baiter. You rarely hear her bragging about prosecuting hate crimes and such.  And it's a bit late to inject race into the campaign.

But I wouldn’t put it past them...