Whoa! H/t to The Patriot Room for this find. From The New York Times - I repeat: THE NEW YORK TIMES - comes this nugget:
"A senior Democratic official on Friday described Ms. Coakley’s as “within striking distance” of Scott Brown."
My, how the mighty have fallen. From inevitable winner to "within striking distance" of a win . . . against a REPUBLICAN. In MASSACHUSETT(E)S!