Posts tagged ‘Massachusetts’

July 25, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Outside money ban in Mass. Senate race is working, at what price?

It appears this ban on outside money, which has and does influence many local races, in the Massachusetts’ Senate campaign is causing regrets within the state Republican Party solely because they are unable to attack Warren on the Native American heritage claims. Their regrets lie in their inability to dominate the conversation with largely unimportant attacks rather than substantive debate of the pertinent issues. This speaks volumes about the state of political campaigns these days and why so many voters are so very frustrated with the overall process. 

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June 13, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Gov Romney; 800 Vetoes & One Big Deal

This story about Romney’s accomplishments and problems as governor of Massachusetts illustrates the Romney many of us foresee entering the White House should he prevail against Obama. It’s a Romney who is unable to break away from the CEO mentality of “What I say goes”. One who can’t truly grasp what it means to work with other elected officials nor fully comprehend that members of state legislatures, or Congress for that matter, are not his employees who will obediently follow lockstep with every decision he makes. Given his past as governor, one would think Romney would comprehend better than most the frustrations Obama has faced in his attempts to move his policy forward amidst an ideologically driven opposition.  

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