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(WBUR Boston)   "Meet the gubernatorial candidates for Massachusetts" Hmm, lawyer, lawyer, venture capitalist, venture capitalist, healthcare guru, healthcare exec, pastor, nut   (wbur.org) divider line 25
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2014-09-03 07:36:52 AM  
K, who's first on the list?

Martha Coakley...

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Gonna stop ya right there.
 
2014-09-03 07:39:56 AM  
Pulling for Steve Grossman, myself, but latest polls have him trailing Coakley by 30 points or something like that.

Looks like I'm voting against Charlie Baker, again... : /
 
2014-09-03 07:45:15 AM  
Why's that sad? At least there's a decent-sized crowd of candidates and not a couple of party hacks pre-selected for their partyhackitude.
 
2014-09-03 07:47:43 AM  

keylock71: Pulling for Steve Grossman, myself, but latest polls have him trailing Coakley by 30 points or something like that.

Looks like I'm voting against Charlie Baker, again... : /


I listened to the Grossman profile on WBUR this morning. It was like a who's who of State Democratic bigwigs. I still think he's the best alternative to Coakley (okay, Berwick is but let's be reasonable here, he'd never win in the general) but he's the definition of a party insider. Hell he won the convention because he wooed the convention goers instead of campaigning around the state

at least in Baker's defense, Republican governors haven't been awful.....at least not before Romney.

Baker, and Congressional candidate Tisai, are arguably the last of the Weld/Celluci Massachusetts Republicans. The state party is going hard right and both Baker and Tisai are pissed at them for it.

/hell, Romney wasn't terrible, he just hated the people of the state because "reasons"
//vote Grossman
 
2014-09-03 07:48:18 AM  

Gulper Eel: Why's that sad? At least there's a decent-sized crowd of candidates and not a couple of party hacks pre-selected for their partyhackitude.


*cough cough* Baker and Coakley *cough cough*
 
2014-09-03 07:51:21 AM  
Looks like they could be related.

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/Not a residence of Mass, so I got nothing.
 
2014-09-03 08:04:55 AM  

somedude210: Baker, and Congressional candidate Tisai, are arguably the last of the Weld/Celluci Massachusetts Republicans. The state party is going hard right and both Baker and Tisai are pissed at them for it.


That's all well and good, but I see no reason to reward the GOP's shiattiness by helping give them another Governorship.

No Republican will ever get a vote from me after all the bullshiat they've pulled since 2000.

I like Berwick, too, but as you said, I don't think he's got a chance in hell, but neither does Grossman, apparently. *shrug*
 
2014-09-03 08:07:57 AM  

somedude210: Romney wasn't terrible, he just hated the people of the state because "reasons"


Can't say as I blame the guy - just look at the way you people drive.

/grabs popcorn
 
2014-09-03 08:27:09 AM  

keylock71: I like Berwick, too, but as you said, I don't think he's got a chance in hell, but neither does Grossman, apparently. *shrug*


Grossman would at least have a shot of winning the general if he made it that far. Hell, I think he's the only Democratic candidate who has that ability. Berwick has the better policies but he'd lose in the general because he's too liberal for most MA voters, and Coakley is still remembered for giving us Scottie.

keylock71: That's all well and good, but I see no reason to reward the GOP's shiattiness by helping give them another Governorship.


That's why you don't vote for the nut running against Baker. He's the one that would run the state like LePage in Maine or any other current Republican Governor in the country. and while I agree that we shouldn't reward the national party, Baker would be pretty grounded in this state.
 
2014-09-03 08:55:37 AM  

somedude210: keylock71: I like Berwick, too, but as you said, I don't think he's got a chance in hell, but neither does Grossman, apparently. *shrug*

Grossman would at least have a shot of winning the general if he made it that far. Hell, I think he's the only Democratic candidate who has that ability. Berwick has the better policies but he'd lose in the general because he's too liberal for most MA voters, and Coakley is still remembered for giving us Scottie.

keylock71: That's all well and good, but I see no reason to reward the GOP's shiattiness by helping give them another Governorship.

That's why you don't vote for the nut running against Baker. He's the one that would run the state like LePage in Maine or any other current Republican Governor in the country. and while I agree that we shouldn't reward the national party, Baker would be pretty grounded in this state.


I think Grossman has done a good job as Treasurer... but, I do like Berwick's policies and core beliefs.

I certainly have no intention of voting for the Teabagger, obviously. I don't think he's got a chance in hell, at any rate.

Coakley's already outpacing Baker by double digits in a hypothetical race, as well, but we'll see how that plays out once the campaign starts (if she is the candidate).

Sorry, I'm just not going to vote for Baker. Ever. He may be the shiniest turd in the GOP bowl, but he represents a political party that has gone out of its way to show its ignorance, intolerance and downright mean-spiritedness when it comes to minorities and folks like myself in the lower-middle class. If he wants a chance at my vote, he'll need to run as an independent.
 
2014-09-03 09:09:15 AM  

keylock71: I think Grossman has done a good job as Treasurer... but, I do like Berwick's policies and core beliefs.


Agreed.

keylock71: I certainly have no intention of voting for the Teabagger, obviously. I don't think he's got a chance in hell, at any rate.


Also agreed.

keylock71: Coakley's already outpacing Baker by double digits in a hypothetical race, as well, but we'll see how that plays out once the campaign starts (if she is the candidate).


Coakley also ran the worst campaign for senate 4 years ago. and was up by double digits going into the week before the election.

keylock71: Sorry, I'm just not going to vote for Baker. Ever. He may be the shiniest turd in the GOP bowl, but he represents a political party that has gone out of its way to show its ignorance, intolerance and downright mean-spiritedness when it comes to minorities and folks like myself in the lower-middle class. If he wants a chance at my vote, he'll need to run as an independent.


I'm not trying to get you to vote Baker. My opinion of him is just that he's not like the rest of the GOP. The (R) is still toxic to him, but if we do have to have him as Governor (assuming Chokely lives up to her name), then I can live with it better than if a Republican won the governorship in any other state.
 
2014-09-03 09:13:06 AM  
Scott Lively is described as an author, leaving out that he authored The Pink Swastika about how gays will kill us all so they need to be killed first.

He's also described as social conservative, leaving out that he's being sued for crimes against humanity for his bizarrely obsessive hate-work against gays in Uganda.

Also no mention that his entire adult life has been focused on legislating against, demonizing, shaming and silencing gay people for their crime of existing.
 
2014-09-03 09:14:23 AM  

somedude210: I'm not trying to get you to vote Baker. My opinion of him is just that he's not like the rest of the GOP. The (R) is still toxic to him, but if we do have to have him as Governor (assuming Chokely lives up to her name), then I can live with it better than if a Republican won the governorship in any other state.


Oh, I hear you... I'm not going to jump off the Braga Bridge if Baker wins. : )

I'd like to think Coakley learned her lesson, but who knows? She's been campaigning a hell of a lot more this time around, to be sure.

Either way, life goes on and bills have to be paid. : )
 
2014-09-03 09:17:43 AM  

OooShiny: Scott Lively is described as an author, leaving out that he authored The Pink Swastika about how gays will kill us all so they need to be killed first.

He's also described as social conservative, leaving out that he's being sued for crimes against humanity for his bizarrely obsessive hate-work against gays in Uganda.

Also no mention that his entire adult life has been focused on legislating against, demonizing, shaming and silencing gay people for their crime of existing.


He seems like an unusual candidate for the Gay State then.

/but this is why he's "Independent"
 
2014-09-03 09:17:59 AM  

OooShiny: Scott Lively is described as an author, leaving out that he authored The Pink Swastika about how gays will kill us all so they need to be killed first.

He's also described as social conservative, leaving out that he's being sued for crimes against humanity for his bizarrely obsessive hate-work against gays in Uganda.

Also no mention that his entire adult life has been focused on legislating against, demonizing, shaming and silencing gay people for their crime of existing.


If they told you that they'd be part of the liberal media conspiracy.
 
2014-09-03 09:23:13 AM  

somedude210: /but this is why he's "Independent"


...and MA doesn't have a designation for "Extreme Right-Wing Fundamentalist".
 
2014-09-03 09:24:55 AM  
Did you see the ears on Grossman?  Looks like a pair of satellite dishes.
 
2014-09-03 09:30:42 AM  

keylock71: somedude210: /but this is why he's "Independent"

...and MA doesn't have a designation for "Extreme Right-Wing Fundamentalist".


no no, we have a tea partier running
 
2014-09-03 09:31:49 AM  

somedude210: keylock71: somedude210: /but this is why he's "Independent"

...and MA doesn't have a designation for "Extreme Right-Wing Fundamentalist".

no no, we have a tea partier running


Touche... Though I don't know how much of a raging bible thumper the teabagger is.
 
2014-09-03 09:39:43 AM  
My choice order for governor would be:
1. lawyer
2. healthcare exec
3. venture capitalist
4. Putin
5. Stalin
6. Hitler
7. Palin
8. Having my dick gnawed off by rabid weasels
9. pastor, nut,  healthcare guru
 
2014-09-03 09:41:34 AM  

keylock71: Touche... Though I don't know how much of a raging bible thumper the teabagger is.


a fundamentalist is a fundamentalist no matter what book he thumps. In this case "the complete works of Ayn Rand"

/I still love how he sued his way onto the ballot
 
2014-09-03 09:53:36 AM  

somedude210: keylock71: Touche... Though I don't know how much of a raging bible thumper the teabagger is.

...In this case "the complete works of Ayn Rand"


Which, in many respects, is even worse than being a bible thumper. At the bible pays lip service to helping your fellow man and the downtrodden.
 
2014-09-03 09:57:39 AM  
"Gubernatorial" always makes me think of the word "goober", and then I laugh.
 
2014-09-03 10:14:41 AM  
I can't believe this election is coming up in like two months, and the primary is next week.  I haven't heard much about anyone at all.  I definitely need to do my research.  Pretty much all I know is that Coakley is running and she better not win the primary.
 
2014-09-03 04:06:19 PM  

CarnySaur: "Gubernatorial" always makes me think of the word "goober", and then I laugh.


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