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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:53 PM

Lawrence O'Donnel Just predicted Ed Markey Will Win June Senate Race

But Brown is ahead in poll 48-30, but so was Hillary in 2008(his words). I am still pissed that Obama took the risk of nominating a sitting senator--putting critical senate votes at risk. Certainly there has to be someone else who is quite capable of replacing Hillary. But I'll take his word that Markey will win. I don't know the state very well, but I would like to think they are not as stupid as some other states. I will give Mass. credit for electing Elizabeth Warren. We will see.

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Reply Lawrence O'Donnel Just predicted Ed Markey Will Win June Senate Race (Original post)
Left Coast2020 Dec 2012 OP
cali Dec 2012 #1
Jim Lane Dec 2012 #13
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #16
cali Dec 2012 #17
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #18
rocktivity Dec 2012 #2
fadedrose Dec 2012 #3
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #4
Cha Dec 2012 #9
Liberal_Stalwart71 Dec 2012 #14
PennsylvaniaMatt Dec 2012 #5
Cha Dec 2012 #11
graham4anything Dec 2012 #6
demosincebirth Dec 2012 #7
union_maid Dec 2012 #8
AgainsttheCrown Dec 2012 #12
Cha Dec 2012 #10
Liberal_Stalwart71 Dec 2012 #15
madokie Dec 2012 #19
Justice Dec 2012 #20
UTUSN Dec 2012 #21

Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:56 PM

1. I think Ed Markey will clean Brown's clock.

I do know the state well and I'm also well informed re Markey. Furthermore, I don't even begin to get the angst over Obama appointing Kerry. Also, isn't the election in 2014?

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:17 AM

13. It's a special election later this year to fill the unexpired term.

Governor Deval Patrick appoints an interim replacement to fill the seat until the special election is held. The winner of the special election completes Kerry's term, ending in January 2015. In the general election of 2014, the seat will be up for a full six-year term.

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:55 AM

16. "I do know the state well"

"isn't the election in 2014?"

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:22 PM

17. which is why I put a question mark there. but yes, sweetiepie

I do know the state well. I live in Vermont, which as you may or may not know, borders MA and I lived in Boston for 10 years.

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Response to cali (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:30 PM

18. Oh cupcake

Your own words above betray you - laughably so.

Being an actual MA native I tend to gravitate to any thread about my state and 9 times out of 10 you are in that thread giving an authoritative statement about what's going on here - and usually you miss wildly.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:58 PM

2. Well, it's up to us to ensure than Laurence doesn't end up looking foolish

Massachusetts, to the polls! Everyone else, to your wallets!


rocktivity

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:00 PM

3. I thought of him 2 months ago..

Got to like him during the impeachment.

Now, if only Vicky Kennedy lived in the same district, or could move, to take Markey's place in the House...

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:16 PM

4. His main point was a good one

Brown's primary appeal to voters in MA has been his boy-next-door schtick which failed against Warren and can't be used against Markey, who, we can be sure, will not make fun of Red Sox fans. So what's he going to run on this time? Markey may have low-name recognition statewide, but he will not come across as inauthentic, and we know he can throw a good punch. Every time I've seen him, he comes across as very sure-footed. I like his chances.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:28 AM

9. Yeah, what Scott Brown Smear against his opponent will he

throw at Ed Markey? Good question. What will they try and make stick.. because we know Brown can't run on his own Record. Or that of "Scalia" being his fave SCJ.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:20 AM

14. Scott Brown will go after Markey for being "too liberal" and "a Washington Insider".

MA is not as liberal as I once thought. Brown will claim that he is more even handed. He will claim that he can work with the Democrats to get things passed, like "sensible gun laws".

I can't even believe that MA voters could be that ignorant about Scott Brown just because he's "cute".

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:19 PM

5. I think Markey will win

Think about this - In 2010, a huge year for the Republicans during the contentious health care debate when Democrats were not all that popular, Scott Brown beat Martha Coakley (who was a terrible candidate) by only 5%. This year, Elizabeth Warren beat Scott Brown by 7%. And the Republican party continues to do damage to its brand.

I have faith in Ed Markey that he will pull it off.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:32 AM

11. Well, I just thought of the fact that he

hasn't won the primary yet.. but, L O'D seems to think he'll win that, too!

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:20 PM

6. You mean Obama got Warren elected. There are no coattails now.

 

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:21 PM

7. We democrats, at times, shoot ourselves in the foot, knowing very well where the gun is aimed at.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:28 PM

8. I'm glad to see that

I tend to trust his judgement more than most of the pundits. Hope he's right this time. That would be wonderful.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:57 AM

12. I dunno...

He was adamant that Tim Pawlenty would win the republican nomination...

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:30 AM

10. Glad President Obama chose the best one for the job..

Senator John Kerry of MA.

Now to win the Senate Seat.. happy L O'D likes Markey's chances.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:21 AM

15. The president should be able to nominate anyone he wants, and John Kerry IS the best person

for this job. He has been for many years! While I may not have supported the president on his Arizona decision, Napalitano has been an outstanding soldier for the president.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:32 PM

19. I'd vote for Ed Markey in a heart beat


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Markey

ETA: And it has nothing to do with the clown and idiots my state has so quit saying that (-:

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:25 PM

20. Markey is not the right person to be running; I do not think he can win.

I confess I have a personal grudge against Markey for something he did a few years ago that was completely unprofessional.

However, I have to say: absolutely horrible choice.

I've talked with people today who support Obama and also worked on the president's campaign who have predicted that Markey will lose and even one who said he was thinking about voting for Scott Brown.

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Response to Justice (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:30 PM

21. Anybody with large possibility of voting Rethug ain't anybody I would trust for anything. n/t

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