Sean Bielat is running against Barney Frank. His polls show him within the margin of error. He’s got a better GOTV operation. His district went for Scott Brown back in January.
And he’s got really good ads. Like this one. Barney Frank wearing a Hawaiian shirt with a lei around his neck is pretty rough on the nostrils. It’s kinda like that scene in Alien when the face-hugger thing jumps on the guy and he goes “Get it off! Get it off!”
You can say a lot in 30 seconds. When you can show Barney Frank in island gear, you hardly even need to say anything at all.