Just Too Painful

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The intra-Democratic blame game is in full force. And Celinda Lake, a highly respected Dem pollster, who polled for the Coakley campaign, is hitting back at White House criticism. Her main points was that the Coakley campaign was underfunded and under-supporting by Washington. But here’s the point I cannot get my head around. Lake says they didn’t have money for tracking polls …

No money for tracking polls.

So why’d they get caught off guard? They weren’t watching.

Let me be clear: I’m not sure this is a criticism of Lake. Maybe they just refused to pay for a tracking poll. The pollster can’t create a budget that doesn’t exist. But, no tracking polls?

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