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Today's New York Times front-page story critical of Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is actually the second critical story of Blumenthal in just over a month.
In an April 14 front-page story, David Halbfinger said that Blumenthal's campaign "was supposed to be a glide," but that "signs of trouble have quickly emerged."
What were those signs of trouble, exactly?
Mr. Blumenthal flopped in his first televised debate against an obscure primary opponent, and he is ruling out any possibility of a rematch.
He appears almost incapable of offering concise answers to even the most predictable questions, like why he is running for the Senate.
And his reliance on prosecutorial parlance and legal arcana has raised unflattering comparisons to another attorney general in a Senate race who seemed a sure winner only to lose in spectacular fashion. Some Democrats are calling him "Martha Coakley in pants," referring to the candidate who lost the Massachusetts Senate election in January.
Huh? This sort of thing may be front page news at the Politico, but on the front page of the newspaper of record? Really?