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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-02-13 01:36 PM
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Massachusetts 5th district (Markey's House seat).
Edited on Wed Oct-02-13 01:42 PM by No Elephants
Okay, a short while back, I remarked on how Walsh, the clear winner of the Boston election to winnow down the mayoral field (not exactly a primary since all but one was a Dem), had used his mum's adorable voice and brogue in his campaign.

Well, now, we have a Democrat running for Ed Markey's now vacant house seat using his Tea Party dad in his campaign.

I confess, I rather like the ads, too. And, they kind of underscore the point, without a word about age, that the Teabaggers are not exactly the youth vote.

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/09/poll...

To give credit to Pops Sciortino, he obviously knows that his participation in the ad is intended to help his liberal (I hope) son and he is participating.

BTW, I got another robo call from Mrs. Walsh the elder the other day. Her discomfort was palpable, as was her desire to help her son. Had she been in reach, I would have given her a cup of tea and given her a big hug--and I don't even keep tea in my home. (Maybe a strong preference for coffee is in the air in Boston?)



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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-02-13 04:35 PM
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1. That is the craziest fucking thing I have ever seen.
Of course I have seen it before. We can't escape these things even if we live in the wilds of Ohio. Sciortino has appeal.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-02-13 05:56 PM
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2. You may be interested in this, if you have not seen it before.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-03-13 04:01 AM
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4. That's why they manipulate us the way they do.
They're evil to the core.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-03-13 09:07 AM
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5. Don't let them win!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-02-13 07:28 PM
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3. Yes, he has appeal, but neither he nor his pop have anything on Mrs. Walsh.
Edited on Wed Oct-02-13 07:28 PM by No Elephants
I wish I could let you listen to her robocall. All you want to do is make sure you don't make adorable voiced Mrs. Walsh cry.

It was a frickin' brilliant campaign strategy. No wonder he got more votes than the guy who led in the polls all along.
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