The Corner

The one and only.

Martha Has a Dream, or Maybe She’s Just Delusional


Okay, it’s now official: Martha Coakley is the worst statewide candidate in my lifetime.
At the annual MLK breakfast today, she stood in front of about 1,000 black politicians, business professionals, and community leaders and said this:

“I’m running for the United States Senate because Dr. King’s work is unfinished; his dream is unrealized,” she said.

“Tomorrow we act on the dream and we make sure that we allow me to continue that work,” Coakley said. “We remember the dream tomorrow and we will act on the dream tomorrow.”

Dr. King’s dream was to elect the liberal white lady from Massachusetts? Really? The Politico reports she got tepid applause. I would assume it was accompanied by eye-rolling and mutterings of “You gotta be kidding me.”

Just for the record, in Massachusetts’s Martha Coakley is to black political issues what comedian Tom Arnold is to the Academy Awards. The name never comes up.

For her to grandstand at the MLK breakfast and claim the mantle of Dr. King is the pefect end to a perfectly awful campaign. The machine may pull it out for her yet, but she deserves to lose.


Sign up for free NRO e-mails today:

Subscribe to National Review