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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:16 PM
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Can someone explain to me why no Kennedy living in Mass ran for that Senate seat
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 03:16 PM by bigdarryl
BAD CHOICE not to run
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:17 PM
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1. why do you think it is an obligation of any kennedy to do so?
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:20 PM
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14. I just read the OP again. didn't see the word "obligation"
Maybe you could point that one out to me...
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:49 PM
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17. this is at least the second time the OP has said something like that.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:17 PM
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2. The candidate we have who is running, Martha Coakley is wonderful,
and we will win to increase the number of women in the Senate!

I support Martha Coakley.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:31 PM
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7. i agree. nt
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:39 PM
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9. I agree.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:02 PM
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15. Increasing the number of women in the Senate shouldn't be a goal in and of itself
Because nobody needs anymore Diane Feinsteins, Susan Collins, or Olympia Snowes. Or in the House, anymore Michelle Bachmanns or Jane Harmans.

Now on the other hand, more Barbara Boxers or Lynn Woolseys would be great.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:17 PM
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3. Joe didn't want it. He was really the only one with a history or the desire.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:19 PM
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5. If one of them had the desire, I'm sure they would have.
Maybe the fire wasn't there.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:20 PM
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6. I personally wish that Vicky had run...
As much as she has apparently campaigned for Coakly, she might as well have been running herself. She comes across very well.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:38 PM
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8. This is not the Kennedy seat. This is the seat of the people of MA.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 03:39 PM by Mass
If there is ONE point that is working very strong in Brown's attacks, it is the notion that it is NOT the Kennedy's seat, that it is about us. That would have been a terrible idea, particularly considering that, with the exception of Joe Kennedy, none had a valid claim to the seat.

Kennedy was elected again and again because he was a great senator, not because he was a Kennedy.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:41 PM
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10. Unfortunately, there IS a Kennedy running for that seat-but he's not related to
THE Kennedys. I'm afraid a small number of people will just see the name and vote for him.
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:42 PM
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11. The country is no longer in the mood for privilege via last name.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:10 PM
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12. No one should be forced to run. Lots of people related to our greatest politicians
never have a desire to run.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:11 PM
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13. There is a Kennedy running:
http://joekennedyforsenate.com /

But I would argue that party is a more important reason than genetics or name.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:09 PM
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16. If Kennedys want to be in politics, they'd probably hold lesser office like congressman first.
Jumping straight to Senate is a bit presumptuous.
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