From Chris Cillizza:
While Democrats acknowledge that the national environment isn’t doing Coakley any favors — particularly among independent and unaffiliated voters — many blame her for the sudden competitiveness of the contest. “To avoid handing the Republicans bragging rights for making it a competitive race, she’s got to turn it up a notch and remind voters why it is they elect Democrats in Massachusetts and why she’s the change agent in the race,” said one senior Democratic strategist in the state, speaking on the condition of anonymity to offer a candid assessment of Coakley’s candidacy.
Camp Coakley must be chilly. When “senior Democratic strategists” are anonymously moaning to the WaPo, you know that all is not well in Charlestown (Coakley HQ).