Some Post Primary Thoughts From Ma & NH

Well the Massachusetts & New Hampshire Primaries are over and I have thoughts about the results 1. I think Martha Coakley has one advantage over Steve Grossman when it comes to facing Charlie Baker, because she has lost a race to a republican she is unlikely to take him lightly. Granted it's unlikely the prospect … Continue reading Some Post Primary Thoughts From Ma & NH

Political Effects of the McCullen v Coakley Case MA & New Hampshire

The McCullen v Coakley case that removed the three-point lines in Massachusetts is the potential to have some interesting effects on both the national level and the local level. Locally of course Coakley is Martha Coakley the current AG of Massachusetts now running for governor. Earlier this month Steve Grossman managed to get the endorsement … Continue reading Political Effects of the McCullen v Coakley Case MA & New Hampshire

….But Christie still has a problem in 2016

In my earlier post I touched on Chris Christie's motivations for his moves on Hurricane Sandy a few weeks ago but I didn't touch on the argument made in Christopher Bedford's  piece that Chris Christie is going nowhere in 2016. I think he's right. Let's note two examples from the recent past. 1. December 21st … Continue reading ….But Christie still has a problem in 2016

On Tuesday evening we are going to find out who is right on O’Donnell

Tuesday at the debate I was talking Big Red Wave with an aide to a republican candidate for statewide office, although he was feeling highly confident on his local race when I said to him that the wave would be even bigger. I started mentioning the anecdotal evidence I've seen in district after district he … Continue reading On Tuesday evening we are going to find out who is right on O’Donnell

Martha Coakley the gift that keeps on giving…

If I didn't have to run to the airport right now I'd have a longer comment and post on this but for now all I have to say is BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAH Coakley agreed to accept a campaign spending cap in return for a maximum of $75,000 in public campaign funds. She can spend no more than … Continue reading Martha Coakley the gift that keeps on giving…

27,711+9505=37,216 people….

who were so dying to get rid of Martha Coakley that they wrote in either GUY A. CARBONE ( * ) 9,505 or JAMES P. MCKENNA ( * ) 27,711. This race reminded me of the Auditor race in that I liked both candidates very much and it's a shame one had to lose, I … Continue reading 27,711+9505=37,216 people….

Examiner Article an interview With Jim McKenna (R) candidate for AG

This afternoon I interviewed Jim McKenna (R) who ran an successful write-in/sticker campaign to get on the ballot to face Martha Coakley in the fall elections: DTG: A write in campaign is tough, in a primary doubly so and would be considered impossible for a Massachusetts republican before this year. What happened? JM: Experienced political … Continue reading Examiner Article an interview With Jim McKenna (R) candidate for AG

Examiner article: Massachusetts, the state it is a changin’

My latest examiner piece talks about the most significant race of yesterday, it was NOT in Delaware: Even so the state Republican party didn't manage to run a candidate to oppose Martha Coakley for Attorney General this year, but a man named James McKenna decided to get involved, he visited tea party after tea party … Continue reading Examiner article: Massachusetts, the state it is a changin’

The biggest news of the night is NOT the Christine O’Donnell win…

...it is that a Write-in / Sticker campaign for Jim McKenna to get on the ballot so Martha Coakley would not be unopposed succeeded and he will be on the ballot this fall. The state republican party did not run a candidate to oppose her, in a year like this it is in excusable. James … Continue reading The biggest news of the night is NOT the Christine O’Donnell win…

Guy Carbone (R) AG sticker candidate speaks at the Twin City Tea Party

He was a last minute addition because we had extra time, it's a good thing too because he had a lot to say He is one of two Sticker candidates for AG on the republican side He took questions from the crowd. And seems to be a best defense is a good offense type of … Continue reading Guy Carbone (R) AG sticker candidate speaks at the Twin City Tea Party

Jim McKenna needs your help to unseat Martha Coakley

One of the great embarrassments of this year on the Republican side was the fact that after her humiliating defeat by Scott Brown in January no republican got on the ballot to oppose her in the fall. Jim McKenna however is trying to reverse this mistake, he is launching a sticker campaign for the Republican … Continue reading Jim McKenna needs your help to unseat Martha Coakley

If all democrats are like this then we’ve got the next election in the bag

I was at a restaurant after the men's conference and was telling the owner about my adventures during the Scott Brown campaign and CPAC when he introduced me to a reporter/democratic operative who had come to eat with his wife. It was a very interesting experience. When I was asked to explain the reasons why … Continue reading If all democrats are like this then we’ve got the next election in the bag

My final election report comes after Scott Brown…

...has been sworn in. Just got back from the Alamo restaurant where I met a friend and mentor from my first computer job for lunch. The food is good, not as spicy as I'm used to, but the portions were generous and the people pleasant and the ambiance enjoyable particular for a history buff. The … Continue reading My final election report comes after Scott Brown…

SNL and Brown

Although everyone in the house found the Scott Brown SNL sketch funny the most amazing thing about it is Brown's reaction. Brown smiled as he watched it. “Thank goodness I like a good laugh,” he tells National Review Online. “That was pretty funny. I wish I could host SNL some day. I’ve been watching it … Continue reading SNL and Brown

Like the curious incident of the dog in the night-time…

...in the Sherlock Holmes story Silverblaze The Left bank of the Charles notes the something missing in an old e-mail that he received before the election. Might I suggest to the person he is referring to that she read about Tip O'Neill specifically page 65 of Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century (my Amazon review … Continue reading Like the curious incident of the dog in the night-time…

“He has to follow through”

"The soldiers like the thin mints." said the girl scout when asked and the rest nodded. The thin mints joined the box on the side of the table where people buying cookies for the troops put them. As the girls took the money the two scout mothers, cold but uncomplaining, watched with approval as their … Continue reading “He has to follow through”

“Knowing him made all the difference”

Needham Ma 7:58 a.m. Exactly one week before the lot was overflowing. It was necessary to find a parking place far from the door resulting in a run back to the car when we saw then candidate Scott Brown leave for a press conference. It was here at the phone banks where we saw what … Continue reading “Knowing him made all the difference”

Ok here are the political questions that this election leads to

Will this be Hungary in 1958 or Berlin in 1991 for Massachusetts? Will the GOP recruit candidates to exploit the victory within the state? Will the National GOP recognize the opportunity that they have been given and exploit the success with cash? Will the Democrats actually learn from this or will it be a river … Continue reading Ok here are the political questions that this election leads to

Hotel Internet is still down …

...but Dan's system is snarfing something that my system can't so I'll type in my updates that I missed. 9:11 p.m Net is down again this is becoming a pain in the neck 9:13 p.m. Stacy is not a happy man right now 9:18 p.m. Talking to network lady working on it. 9:20 p.m. I've … Continue reading Hotel Internet is still down …

Some updates from voters from various places…

Brockton: Talked to a voter: Very long lines at the polls, an even split between Brown and Coakley signs and people holding them. Revere: My contact tells me that Brown is the subject on everyone lips. Martha is not. He informs me that for a Republican candidate to generate this much buzz in the city … Continue reading Some updates from voters from various places…