A few days ago I wrote this concerning the Kevin O’Connor campaign:
I can’t imagine what the left was thinking when they decided to hand this issue and police unions endorsements to the president, unless they are just afraid of their own base.
It would be bold to predict this will elect O’Conner to the US senate, particularly since MA has been spared BLM violence (Well done Gov Baker) but given Ed Markey link to the Democrats AOC wing it certainly can’t hurt his chances.
And then Ed Markey said this:
The Day after this.
And two days after this:
I don’t know whose running the Kevin O’Connor for Senate Campaign but if it was me I’d be in front of the cameras today, pointing to the timing of his hit on police:
Markey’s picking a very good moment to make this pitch, although some of his fellow Democrats might disagree. They’re choosing the rioters just before Americans choose their next set of elected representatives. Forbes’ Seth Cohen warns Black Lives Matter organizers today that rioting in Lancaster over a completely justified shooting might cost Joe Biden Pennsylvania and the election:
and I’d be pushing two themes
- If this happened in Lancaster PA it can happen anywhere.
- You are either with the police or the Rioters and Markey has chosen his side
If I was Kevin O’Connor I would talk about nothing else till election day.
No charge (but tip jar hits always welcome)
Closing thought: While Ed Markey is particularly vulnerable to this because of his public statements, if I’m a Massachusetts Republican running for any office, I’m doing the exact same thing.