The Democrats' Dark Horses of 2016
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Kerry, Brown, Patrick, and the Murmurs in Massachusetts
In today’s Wall Street Journal, Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts is mentioned as a possible contender to be the next secretary of state or the next secretary of defense.
If Kerry were to accept the appointment, Massachusetts state …
Gov. Patrick Protects Warren, Jumps in Front of Oncoming Question
At a press conference for Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick leaps in front of an oncoming question about her claims of Native American heritage:
Gov. Patrick replied, “On behalf of the people of the Commonwealth, we don’t care …
Massachusetts Voters Like What Brown Has Done for Them
This is not really surprising, but perhaps an indicator that Democrats will have a harder time knocking off incumbent Republican senator Scott Brown than they initially thought: “Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) ruled himself out of a 2012 challenge to Sen. …
Help Massachusetts Democrats Do Something Phenomenally Stupid!
As a general rule, I think messing around with the Electoral College is a bad idea. Making the presidential race simply a popular vote ensures that many states, and in fact, vast swaths of the country, will be irrelevant to …
Cadillac Deval May Survive a Rough Ride
Before David Axelrod managed Barack Obama, he managed Deval Patrick. Before the senator from Chicago told adoring crowds, “Don’t tell me words don’t matter,” the aspiring governor from Massachusetts told adoring crowds, “Don&…
Massachusetts Democrats, Debating Who Will Kerry the Torch
Up in Massachusetts, Glen Johnson of the Boston Globe updates his scorecard on the Senate seat that will open up when John Kerry departs to become secretary of state:
Representative Ed Markey has lined up support from several big names, …
All of the Non-Michelle Speeches (Condensed Version)
Tomorrow’s Morning Jolt will feature quite a few thoughts on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. I think Michelle Obama gave about as persuasive a case as can be made for her husband’s reelection — primarily …
Will Deval Patrick's 2010 Strategy Save Obama?
A fascinating look at the strategic thinking in the White House right now, over at The New Republic:
Of all the historical analogies urged on Obama following November’s drubbing—Truman in ’48, Reagan after ’82, Clinton after &…
Democrats Seriously Sliding in Massachusetts?
There are some interesting and, some might say, inspiring poll results out of Massachusetts, but I would argue local GOP candidates still need to “seal the deal.”
Between July 23, 2010 and July 26, 2010 Opinion Dynamics conducted a poll for MassInsight. 500 adults were …
A Sad Addition to Those Claiming Sedition
This morning’s edition of the Jolt has my brief thoughts on the “24″ finale — fine until the closing scenes, which were deeply unsatisfying — but here’s a bit of today’s on other news:
Another Alienating Sedition Hack