HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » Could this guy be the per...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:01 AM

Could this guy be the perfect replacement for Sen John Kerry?

Michael Everett Capuano;




Michael Everett Capuano is serving his seventh term as a Representative in Congress for Massachusetts' Eighth District, which includes Cambridge, Chelsea, Somerville and approximately 70% of Boston. He is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the House Committee on Financial Services. In November of 2006, Mike was appointed to head the Transition by then Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi as Democrats prepared for a majority role in the 110th Congress. In January of 2007, Speaker Pelosi appointed Mike to chair the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement. In March of 2008, a resolution establishing an Office of Congressional Ethics was passed, involving non-Members of the House in ethics matters for the first time in history.


http://www.house.gov/capuano/bio/index.shtml

Since there are ongoing speculation about John Kerry being seen as the right man for the Secretary of Defense job I felt we should also be looking for a solid replacement for him so we don't get caught with our pants down, now is not the time to let up.

FORWARD!

9 replies, 1329 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Could this guy be the perfect replacement for Sen John Kerry? (Original post)
Hutzpa Nov 2012 OP
Anthony McCarthy Nov 2012 #1
tarheelsunc Nov 2012 #9
Laurian Nov 2012 #2
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #3
gang Nov 2012 #4
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #5
Jennicut Nov 2012 #6
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #7
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #8

Response to Hutzpa (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:05 AM

1. Yes, if he wins

 

I really wanted him to win the nomination to go against Scott Brown, the one that Coakley got and pissed away with an incompetent campaign.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Anthony McCarthy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:14 PM

9. Exactly, Coakley only lost because of poor campaigning.

I don't know why people feel a Democrat can't beat Scott Brown. Capuano can, Deval Patrick can, Rachel Maddow can. And now more than ever, since Scott Brown has the "loser" tag applied to him, any real Democrat who connects with the state who doesn't get lazy and feel they can win without campaigning will win.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hutzpa (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:06 AM

2. Surely a state as blue as MA can come up with a strong candidate to

run against Scott Brown. I think he was substantially weakened by his run against Elizabeth Warren.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laurian (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:14 AM

3. He could re-energize his campaign

and learn from the mistakes they made during the primaries. Nothing wrong with losing the first time especially to someone as solid as Warren.

I've just heard good things about him and maybe we should take another look at him, unless we have someone better.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hutzpa (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:03 AM

4. haha

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gang (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:46 AM

5. We could do with some input

mind explaining what's so funny.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hutzpa (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:49 AM

6. In CT, we had Chris Murphy run from the 5th district and become Senator.

Last edited Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:51 PM - Edit history (1)

But he had a lack of money and the DNC had to help him. Hopefully they will have someone that will get a lot of support because I really think John Kerry is the next Sec of State or Defense. But one never really knows....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hutzpa (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:55 AM

7. He's a good choice. So is Patrick, if he would be willing to give up the governorship

Which he might, since he only has 2 years left and says he won't run again (I guess he is not term limited?)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to democrattotheend (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:09 PM

8. So we can shuffle the two

with one going to the Senate and one for the Governorship. Not bad, all this is speculation of course.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread