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Unread 08-26-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Saturn
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A great Senator who did a huge amount of good work for America, Ireland and other parts of the world.

On a human level, he was a flawed human being.
All of us are falwed to a lesser and/or greater extent.

Rest In Peace, Ted.
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Unread 08-26-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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Teddy's gone to the big Chappaquiddick in the sky....

hehehe - good one!
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Unread 08-26-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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A great Senator who did a huge amount of good work for America, Ireland and other parts of the world.

On a human level, he was a flawed human being.
All of us are falwed to a lesser and/or greater extent.

Rest In Peace, Ted.

I'm certainly flawed, but I never got hammered, drove a car off a bridge, and left a woman inside to die while I slept off my binge. There were claw marks on the ceiling of the car. She was alive and tried to get out while drunk Ted, who didn't even have a valid license at the time, walked away and called his family to bail him out.

Whatever he did in the Senate, it's all over shadowed by what he did to Mary Jo.
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Unread 08-26-2009, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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Good article from the American Spectator

The American Spectator : The Face of Liberalism
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Unread 08-27-2009, 07:13 AM
 
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Don't forget that about 4 years ago when John Kerry was running for President, old Teddy wanted a special election to take place to fill Kerry's seat if Kerry won...and they changed the law. Of course, Romney was governor then. After the last year, Teddy has been arguing for Governor Patrick to be able to select who is going to fill his seat. I love how these politicians will change their positions just to get what the want.

I respect Ted for his charitable contributions in helping others, but not for his ideas of government interference into people's lives. He should have left office years ago. Just another reason for term limits, but that is a conversation for another day.
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Unread 08-27-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: The Shire !
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Agreed. I remember reading the NC forum last summer when Jesse Helms died and things turned real ugly, real fast.

Well that's what happens when THE PEOPLE provide a collective opinion on the performance of an elected official.

Too bad the mainstream media censors all public commentary which disagrees with the Democrat's agenda.

There's supposed to be two sides to every story.
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Unread 08-27-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I also am a life-long MA resident. This is certainly an interesting time to witness the passing of the Kennedy's anointed Senate seat.

I do not think another Kennedy legacy bid is viable for two reasons. First, there really isn't a noteworthy Kennedy politician who can capture the interest of the MA voting public at this point in time. The closest Kennedy in that role would be Joe, who was a US rep in the 8th district for awhile. But, I well recall Joe's intellect and political skills were badly lacking, and he's been out of the public loop for awhile. Secondly, the voting public has become much more diverse and discriminating over time. Having a famous Irish surname today does not guarantee a victory, despite the sentiment and attachment it may create. Just observe what happened to Caroline Kennedy in NY when she tried to grab Hillary Clinton's senate seat without needing to campaign.

I think the field is really wide open, as there's no real strong front-runner in my eyes. I suspect the Globe will give preferential media treatment to Barney Frank (openly gay) or Martha Coakley (female) if they run, although Frank may pass on this election due to his age.

Past Republicans like Weld and Romney won't run for this seat. I would be such an uphill battle in such a heavily Democratic state, and you'd need to expend vast financial resources to counter the media saturation that will be heaped on the Democratic field. That will be left to whichever newcomer is willing to take on the challenge, and really no one comes to mind right now.
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Unread 08-27-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Joe Kennedy has a lot of skeletons in his own closet, plus he has a terrible temper...

I don't think Barney Frank would win a state-wide primary and he has a powerful position in the House, anyway.

Martha Coakley IS running, her campaign committee sent out e-mails yesterday (distasteful as that seems).

I believe Steve Lynch is going to run.
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Unread 08-27-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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That sucks why is it that so many famous people are dieing this year. ^^ and CaseyB congrats on 1,000,000 posts read
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Unread 08-27-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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Past Republicans like Weld and Romney won't run for this seat. I would be such an uphill battle in such a heavily Democratic state, and you'd need to expend vast financial resources to counter the media saturation that will be heaped on the Democratic field. That will be left to whichever newcomer is willing to take on the challenge, and really no one comes to mind right now.
Kerry Healey?

But let's face it. The Republicans have no prayer, and the best ones for the spot are gonna try against Patrick for governor next year.
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