Martha Coakley knows she let the Democrats down, that Ted Kennedy’s legacy and President Obama’s agenda are in jeopardy.
But there were no dramatic apologies yesterday, no tears on display as she held her first in-depth interviews since her stunning loss in Tuesday’s special election for the US Senate.
Coakley acknowledged that her campaign was less than perfect. She said that she could have started advertising on television earlier, instead of saving her financial reserves for the last push before election day. She learned that sometimes people did not get her sensibility, thought she was too scripted, and then, when she tried to be spontaneous, misunderstood her jokes. That, she realizes, she needs to work on.