For John, BLUF: I kind of like this guy. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The Reporter for this Boston Herald story is Mr Bob McGovern, but the star is Joseph P Kennedy, III.
Here are the extracts that The InstaPundit selected:
U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, breaking ranks with other Democrats who are trashing President-elect Donald Trump and boycotting his inaugural, is imploring his party’s rank and file to figure out why middle American voters went Republican in November.The man is correct. He has good advice and is offering it for free.
“Somewhere along the way, we lost their trust. We have to get it back,” Kennedy said tonight, departing from many in his party who have sought to cast blame for the loss elsewhere.
Kennedy rallied roughly 160 Democrats in a high school cafeteria in deep-blue Newton, giving a brief outline of what he sees as the future of his party.
An important step, he said, is to find out why people voted for Trump, rather than reacting to everything he posts on Twitter.
“The danger with going down that road is that it risks distracting us from what the core message was on November 7 and November 8,” Kennedy said. “For some reason this time, they decided to trust Donald Trump with their vote.”
He said liberal voters need to find common ground with Trump supporters, and said berating them for their decision is the wrong way to win them back. “Folks, we lost their trust and being mortified and mystified about their vote doesn’t bring it back,” he said.
It is time for the Democrats to stop whinging about Russian President Vladimir Putin and to start thinking about how to win in 2018.♠
UPDATE: Maybe they aren't ready to move on. Politico said yesterday (Ms Lauren Dezenski) that the crowd wasn't hearing the message and turned on State Democratic Chairman Gus Bickford after Rep Kennedy left the room.
Hat tip to the InstaP undit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Being a Republican, I hope they don't figure it out, but being a square shooter I think they should at least have the truth passed under their nose. That way they can't say we didn't tell them the truth.