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 getting phone calls from some of them saying :’We know how to run a successful campaign now Martha!, Let’s try again, come on! It will be better this time, you’ll see’.
She better not seriously pick up these calls from these jokers – some of the activists on the South Shore had to ‘endure’ remnants of her campaign staff, who, for some totally unknown reason, but most possibly in my opinion it was because this state is in election overload and the truly BEST campaign operatives decided to take a ‘break’ after November of ’12 and the Coakley remnants found themselves with the opportunity to do something that most people who had previously failed so spectacularly seldom get a chance to do: get a second chance to prove themselves.
A few proved themselves alright – proved again why Martha Coakley lost, and in a few short weeks managed to alienate an entire region South of Boston for Ed Markey.
Ed Markey won despite these ‘remnants’ – one of which introduced himself as having worked for Coakley at a very early organizational meeting to activists on the South Shore. I could have saved myself a lot of aggravation by walking out of the room at that point, but I believe in Ed Markey , truly like him, and his voting record.
Activists on the South Shore put up with far too much to put ourselves through that again. Or at least THIS activist did.
If she jumps into this race for Governor and she hires the same people we just had to deal with, this will be an EASY decision for me – I’m volunteering for someone else or I am blogging.
Easiest activist decision I have ever made. Ever.
Martha, there were certain people whose phone number you needed to lose and whose calls you should refuse to take. Permanently.
One more question: why do this Martha? You are a good Attorney General. You could be Attorney General for life – I don’t think I have ever seen an elected position and a person mesh so perfectly. Please stay where you are.