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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:29 PM

If John Kerry is confirmed to SOS,

Barney Frank is in the running to be named interim Senator to take his place! Wouldn't that just fry the Repugs Butts!!! I've decided that the End Of The World Mayan calendar thing is actually just the end of the reign of the haters and the liars. It's a new dawn for progressives!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:40 PM

1. Having him as interim is all well and good

but we need a top notch candidate for the permanent position.

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Response to sabbat hunter (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:13 PM

3. Hopefully the Democratic Party learned their lesson and will work hard to come up

with a top notch progressive candidate. Maybe they should just let moveon, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, or PDA come up with a candidate.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:55 PM

2. Did Barney Frank enter his own name or is that a suggestion because of his popularity there?

I thought he said he was done and doesn't want anything more to do in congress.

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Response to xxxsdesdexxx (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:27 PM

4. yeah, but he might be ok filling in until the election to replace Kerry

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:15 PM

5. I wish Barney Frank would run for

the Senate. He is one of the good guys!

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:23 PM

6. Frank would be a good interim Senator

Assuming he hasn't already made his vacation plans (after so many years in the House who would blame him if he had).

It would also give whomever is running for the special election time to focus on the campaign. Hopefully that person runs a competent campaign this time around.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:56 AM

7. Barney Frank would be great, but I thought he was quitting politics.

I would like to see a Senator Barney Frank.

Here is a link to his Wikipedia page.

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

If he could be tempted to run, I would be happy.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:44 PM

8. Patrick should appoint s/one who is going to run*

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Response to Gargoyle22 (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:24 AM

9. I agree -- don't miss the chance to boost the candidate's name recognition.

Leading contenders, like Congressmembers Capuano and Markey, have lower name recognition than Scott Brown, because they've been representing only one district. Let one of them serve a few months as Senator, until the special election, to strengthen him against Brown.

This is nothing against Barney Frank, whom I've admired since he was in the Massachusetts legislature.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:56 AM

10. If. Which republican(s) will block him from confirmation? Obama could nominate Jesus and

they would stop it.

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