Monthly Archives: June 2013

Have touched a campaign nerve; point is, victory doesn’t mean everything went rosy

Clearly my previous blog post touched a nerve: comments here, or on Facebook, or Twitter are either confirming my impression or are extremely defensive and once again echo the insulting tone activist volunteers were subjected to when suggestions were offered … Continue reading

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Afraid of this: reading reports that Martha Coakley is considering running for Governor – far too many of her ‘campaign staff’ got hired by Markey

This will be short and sweet. If Martha Coakley is ‘considering running’ for MA Governor because some of her former campaign staff are ‘giddy’ because they just came off working in the Ed Markey campaign which was ‘successful’, and she’s … Continue reading

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Quick reflections before longer post on recent MA Special Senate election from a Democratic activist perspective

This will be relatively brief before I write a longer post fleshing out themes for ‘going forward’ in the ‘activist world’ on the South Shore. We already have political organizations and structures in place on the South Shore i.e. local … Continue reading

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For Massachusetts Democratic Activists – it’s all politics, all the time:18 days separate Special Senate Election and Democratic State Party Convention

Here in Massachusetts the most important¬† of all polls to decide the Special Senate race will open across the Commonwealth on the morning of Tuesday June 25th. At 7 am to be precise. They will close at 8pm. Sometime later … Continue reading

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20 Minutes until last debate for MA Special Senate Election – out of staters can view on c-span 3 @ 7pm EDT

It’s on the local Boston TV Channels at 7 pm and for those political junkies out of state: c-span 3 @ 7 pm Tune in or be square ….or just a poorly engaged citizen. Go Ed Markey – we need … Continue reading

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Still old-fashioned enough around here to appreciate ‘work-horse’ instead of a ‘show-horse’ when it comes to politicians we elect

Why some candidates resonate with voters over others, despite Party identification, is a topic that fascinates many people who avidly follow politics. I am one of those people. I was reading a copy of Yankee Magazine while waiting for an … Continue reading

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Are campaigns using technology too fast for the vast majority of volunteers to keep up with?

I think it will be decades before activist Democrats in Massachusetts get over the loss that Martha Coakley suffered to Scott Brown in 2010 . I don’t think the local Democratic Town Committees ( disclosure:I serve on Hingham’s Democratic Town … Continue reading

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Debate tonight @7pm for MA Special Senate Race seen locally on Channel 4

One whole hour will be set aside tonight for a debate this evening between Congressman Ed Markey, Democrat, and Cohasset resident Gabriel Gomez, the GOP candidate whose only previous attempt at public office was a 3rd place finish in a … Continue reading

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Gabriel Gomez’ Campaign long on taunts short on what Gomez stands for or what he will do for Massachusetts

I had a conversation over lunch with 2 women today who are what I would call the best type of engaged citizens : they volunteer to serve on our community’s committees to get things done that need to get done, … Continue reading

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