For the second time in 5 days I journeyed to Hopedale to cover a meet and greet for a GOP candidate. Thursday I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Childs for the first time today I had the pleasure of renewing my acquaintance with Sean Bielat
Before things got started he had time for an interview:
He then mixed with the crowd
The crowd seemed slightly larger than on thrusday’s event but this was a weekend so people would naturally be freeer, also I was a tad late to Thursdays event as I’d never been to Tom Wesley’s home before so there may have been people who left early Thursday night. I recognized at least half a dozen people who I had seen three days before.
Sean Gave an opening statement
He then took a long series of questions. Because of the sheer number of videos I’ll be posting them over the course of the week
Here was his closing statement
Now there is no question in my mind that both of these candidates are far superior to Joe Kennedy the 3rd but what did people who heard both candidates think. I talked to two people who attended both meet and greets
Myself I think Sean’s experience showed in how he handled himself. there are simply things that you do better when you’ve done it twice. I also suspect he will have an easier time drawing activists but as anyone who followed the 2004 playoffs in Massachusetts or the Scott Brown election can tell you, you have to play the series out and you don’t know until the voters actually make their decision.