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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:27 AM

Marty Meehan touted as best successor for Kerry.

Warren Tolman, a candidate for lieutenant governor and governor in 1998 and 2002, respectively, said Meehan would be a "serious" candidate based on his war chest.

Tolman, now a lawyer at Holland & Knight in Boston, said the Republican would likely be Brown, again. But Tolman, paused, and added: "You've to have the fire in the belly and he's been through two tough races in as many years. But the Republican bench is not that strong." Tolman does agree that Kerry's days as senator could be dwindling down.

"The tea leaves certainly appear to be pointing that way," said Tolman. "But it's up to one man, and that's President Obama. He will decide where Kerry is most important to him: as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee or as secretary of state."

The two men have developed a close personal relationship in recent times. In 2004 when Kerry was the Democratic nominee for president, Obama, then an Illinois senator, delivered a keynote address during the Democratic National Convention, giving him needed exposure.


http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_21955267/if-president-calls-kerry-who-will-run?_requestid=20102379#ixzz2BhTxf37U

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Reply Marty Meehan touted as best successor for Kerry. (Original post)
RandySF Nov 2012 OP
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #1
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #2
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #5
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #6
woolldog Nov 2012 #3
politicasista Nov 2012 #4
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #7
politicasista Nov 2012 #8
politicasista Nov 2012 #9
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #10
politicasista Nov 2012 #11
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #12
politicasista Nov 2012 #13

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:33 AM

1. We can't afford to lose the Senate seat.

 

There are plenty of people available for State that would do a fantastic job.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:46 AM

2. When would a special election occur?

There could be an argument for making the move now while Brown is weak and there are no other likely candidates. If the special election would happen in the near term, then basically we could use the same issues against brown and link him with the crazies. As time passes people would forget why they voted against him.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:09 AM

5. If he went to the cabinet in January, I would imagine by the beginning of summer.

 

And I seriously doubt we're bringing out the numbers we brought out Tuesday for that special election. The Republicans usually turn out better for the off elections.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:21 AM

6. I am a little cool to the idea of picking Kerry at this time and I hope the President

understand that Massachusetts can't go through another expensive election for the third time in two years. If Kerry is appointed SOS, republicans are going to target his open seat as a trophy. We have democrats that can defend that seat again Scott Brown, but the race will be expensive, taking more money out of the pockets of people that gave to the President's campaign and to democratic Congressional candidates and putting those people through the stress of another bitter election.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:52 AM

3. Horrible idea to appoint Kerry to SOS and risk a Senate seat. nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:52 AM

7. Who will host the "Welcome Back, Scott Brown" party?

John Kerry just needs to accept the fact that he's the senior senator from MA.

I'm sure he's a brilliant guy and knows a LOT about many things, but I do NOT see him as Sec of State, and since MA cannot appoint a successor, it's way too risky.

We need a Sec of State who is more "modern" too. The world has changed a lot, and will change faster now than probably at any other time.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:55 PM

8. LOL

Love all these people dumping on Senator Kerry cause he is still relevant and folks are scurred.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:09 PM

9. From a RW newspaper

People complain about the media, yet buy into everything they fabricate.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:12 PM

10. kerry needs to stay in the senate.

 

why give brown another shot at it?

what would that be for him...? three senate runs in two years. that would probably be some kind of record.

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:18 PM

11. Don't understand

why folks are attacking him (not you ) He hasn't said anything. This is from a RW newspaper that people are falling for.

What did Kerry do to DU anyway?

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Response to politicasista (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:24 PM

12. don't get me wrong- i have nothing against kerry as sos...

 

i have a problem with scott brown getting another election run.

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:26 PM

13. No, do agree with you

Don't want to see Brown or anyone like him getting another run either. (edited post). Though MA isn't Arizona, cabinet picks have consequences. Plus, Kerry still has some work in the Senate.

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