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Massachusetts post-mortem

PoliticsDaily's Jill Lawrence wonders if EMILY's List helped elect Scott Brown. "Coakley's astonishing collapse left me wondering if women, spearheaded by fundraising juggernaut EMILY's List, overlooked her weaknesses because they were so anxious to elect a woman. Should EMILY's List and its longtime president, Ellen Malcolm, have looked deeper at Coakley before activating the group's donor network for her? Was this an avoidable debacle? Is EMILY's List counterproductive? In the age of Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, is it still needed?" 

Howard Kurtz questions why the MSM was so late to view the Massachusetts special election as an upset in the making? (Then again, when's the last time a special election has received THIS much attention?)