Election Day A Celebration of The Right to (Maybe) Get it Wrong

Today is election day, a day which is, as far as I'm concerned, the closest thing the secular world has to a Catholic holy day of obligation. I know that rise in early voting makes that attitude moot to some degree but for me, election day remains sacred. These days part of it is sentimental, … Continue reading Election Day A Celebration of The Right to (Maybe) Get it Wrong

Charlie Baker’s Blueprint for Trump’s revenge on the GOP Establishment

Yesterday we talked about how for the GOP their real fear is that key patronage positions leading to increased power would go to people whose primary loyalty was to Trump and not to party. That is the reason why they are potentially willing to elect a woman who was willing to leave Americans in trouble … Continue reading Charlie Baker’s Blueprint for Trump’s revenge on the GOP Establishment

Election day Gives for the MSM

For those of you who are unsure of where this election is exit polls or no, this is going to be the give on election day. If you read Bill Sharman's Book on the 2000 election one of the things he talked about was the calling of states. If a state was going for George … Continue reading Election day Gives for the MSM

Update Fitchburg 1:30 p.m.

I've been to every precinct in the city so far and this is what I saw. In ward 6 where two years ago I stood alone a group held signs for republican candidates The only candidate on the democratic side promoted was Tom Foley for Sheriff I have never in my life seen more people … Continue reading Update Fitchburg 1:30 p.m.

Primary Election day in Massachusetts

Lots of interesting races but for me there are three that stand out for me. Two of them are statewide: State Auditor features two spectacular candidates Mary Z. Connaughton and Kamal Jain are both seeking the auditor's office. Mary has the experience as a CPA, Kamal has some spectacular ideas and experience as an efficiency … Continue reading Primary Election day in Massachusetts

Two quick field reports…

...from people I know: Leominster: Staunch Democrats wicked scared at what they are seeing. Worcester: Democratic foot soldiers on the ground worried and discouraged. Update: Got a call from a friend looking for tech support, no time to debug her system but asked her about the election, she dislikes both candidates but will vote Coakley … Continue reading Two quick field reports…

First Report 8:39 a.m. Fitchburg

The line at the polling station started before 7 a.m. and the stream of voters remained steady despite slick roads. Poll workers said the voters were enthusiastic, they hadn't seen anything like it before in a state where the results of National elections are a given. Update: Talked to an elderly couple as they left … Continue reading First Report 8:39 a.m. Fitchburg