Rahm Emanuel : Massachusetts race was winnable - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com.
What Emmanuel is not saying is that this was the ONLY race on any Democrats plate. The whole country knew about it for weeks before the election and there was nothing "different" that the White House did. Yes the Democratic candidate has some mis-steps; but so did the Republican candidate.
Ultimately though, this huge support for the Republican (5 point margin), by both independents and minorities, show a rejection of Emmanuel and his boss. Roundly, soundly and without question, that is a fact. Remember, this is the most liberal Democratic State in the Union and this was a Kennedy seat for sixty years. What Emmanuel does not answer is what miracle he would have pulled out to change the outcome? There is not one and through his whole career he has been renowned for taking the easy ones. He, like the rest of the White House, has no answer for this, except the people do not want us.
What is Emmanuel's explanation for New Jersey and Virginia? How about the fact that every Democratic incumbent is doing poorly because they are all in competitive races. (By the way if this is news to Emmanuel, I hope he is reading this blog so he can stay informed.) (The interview also shows the Couric is sucking up to the Administration. Why doesn't she ask the tough questions?)