While most pundits have centered on GOPers, and independent voters, and ire over the economy, there was one other factor that helped Martha Coakley’s: progressives/liberals (choose your word of preference according to your bias) didn’t turn out.
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.