At 11:50 AM on a Monday morning the Newton War Memorial is usually a quiet and empty place, but Monday it became a gathering ground for the News Media of Massachusetts and beyond as they waited for a press conference from Barney Frank, one of the lions of liberalism in the House of Representatives, as … Continue reading What hath Barney Frank wrought?
For those of you who think it wasn't worth fighting in 2010 in Massachusetts, think again: A spokesperson in Frank’s office told WBZ-TV he will announce his retirement in a news conference at Newton City Hall at 1 p.m. Frank was first elected to Congress in 1980 and has served 16 terms. I guess he … Continue reading Bye Bye Barney Frank! (and there was much rejoicing!) Update: Press conference photos and videos
The last pre-polls closed moment I had was with Annie DiMartino who I didn't realize was Annie until I came up to her wrapped up in a heavy coat and a hat. Off Camera Annie thought that both Deval and Olver would win by a hair, she figured the project money for Olver would make … Continue reading Annie DiMartino and Hungary 1958 Mass. 2010
A lot of people are breathless on Cook's moving Barney Frank from "likely democrat" to "lean democrat". Anyone who has been actually paying attention to this race on the ground has seen for weeks that all the momentum has been Sean Bielat way. Anyone looking at Bumper stickers in the state over the last two … Continue reading The Lean vs Likely on Barney Frank
UPDATE: Here is the ad it's up a bye bye barney.org: ...that I've discussed in the past. It is VERY funny and first rate. Well done Ladd Ehlinger! Since the ad is now technically "up" Here are the last of my behind the scenes videos from the shoot. I left them out because they contained … Continue reading Just saw the new Sean Bielat Ad for Ma-4: Update here is the ad
...as Stacy McCain Reports. Some might think that a Palin endorsement might hurt more than help, but I submit that the Bielat campaign knows how to count.
The NYT has put up its story on Ladd Ehlinger and the Barney Frank ad. One piece of it that I noticed: Mr. Bielat’s line, to appear at the end of the ad, was supposed to go something like: “I don’t need to dance around the issues. I’m a Marine.” But Mr. Bielat said he … Continue reading The New York Times on Ladd Ehlinger Jr. and his Barney Frank ad for Sean Bielat
The biggest news from the interview than Stacy and I had with Sean Bielat (other than byebyebarney.org) was the news the president Obama will be coming to Massachusetts to campaign for Deval Patrick. I seem to recall that the president came to Massachusetts just before election day in January and it had an excellent effect...for … Continue reading Obama in Massachusetts? Can’t anyone play this game?
I've been having an ongoing debate in twitter with a fellow from my district named LoudLiberal about republicans chances in Massachusetts in general and Bill Gunn's chances in ma-1 in particular. He's a nice guy but I think he would not enjoy Stacy McCain's post about the Frank/Bielat debate on WRKO: It was blindingly obvious … Continue reading Bad news for the “Loud Liberal”
...he is capable of making an interesting argument and is not afraid of making them. Today on Morning Joe he has teamed with Ron Paul and now Pat Buchanan and is making the argument on base cutbacks in Europe and elsewhere. The question he and Ron Paul (and now Pat) make is an interesting one: … Continue reading This is the reason why Barney Frank keeps getting elected…