The day before the election I took part in my first rally at a Coakley event in Framingham. Two things convinced me that Scott would win. First I noticed most of the Coakley signs were very large- the kind that go on buildings not on lawns. Each was held up by 2 supporters. The Brown supporters had smaller and more home made signs. I think we outnumbered them 2 to 1. Also there seemed to be more excitement on our side. They seemed to be going through the motions and it was a chore for them. We were much more energized and having fun! I've enjoyed gloating today but this is just the start and I hope the campaign staff enlists volunteers to assist the branch offices throughout the state. Reaching out to and responding to constituent concerns will be important to retain this seat.