Elizabeth Warren Going After the "Hick Vote": Is She Martha Coakley 2.0?

Posted: Oct 17, 2011 7:40 PM
Elizabeth Warren, who fought for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while working in the Obama administration, is only a few weeks into her campaign to become the next Senator from Massachusetts and it already feels like she's becoming "Martha Coakley 2.0."

In her latest blunder, Warren noted how her campaign is aiming to receive the "hick vote" in the state. Politico.com reported that she talked about such a constituency during a recent podcast. After the podcast host talked about being called a hick himself and Warren's own background, Politico quoted Warren as saying the following: :
WARREN: “I’m going for the hick vote here, I just want you to know. Maybe we could start wearing stickers that say ‘Hicks for Elizabeth’ – could we do that?”
Doesn't this kind of elitist language sound familiar?

In her bid against Scott Brown in 2010, State Attorney General Martha Coakley often sounded condescending as well. For instance, in January of 2010, the Boston Globe quoted Coakley disparaging the act of shaking hands with voters outside of Fenway Park.  Brown, who went on to win that election, had spent some of his time shaking hands, something that Coakley seemingly looked down on.

Now. by looking down at some voters and calling them "hicks," it looks like Warren might be becoming the next Martha Coakley.

That's definitely good news for Scott Brown fans.