Mike Barnicle Says Menino’s Passing Could Be To Blame for Coakley Loss

‘The death of the former mayor of Boston, Tommy, disrupted the campaign. Martha Coakley, she may have pulled it out’

Lame: Barnicle Says Menino's Passing Could Be to Blame for Coakley Loss (NewsBusters)

Mike Barnicle could be the early leader in the race for the lamest excuse for a Dem loss.  On today's Morning Joe,Barnicle claimed that the death of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino "disrupted" the Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign, and that but for it, Martha Coakley might have "pulled it out."

Really?  Menino might not have been the most silver-tongued speaker, but the five-time Beantown mayor was a popular figure in the Bay State.  It's not hard to imagine that far from hurting Coakley's campaign, Menino's passing might have prompted some sympathy votes for her, a fellow Dem.

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