Saturday, April 7, 2018

Looking to 2020, From Massachusetts


For John, BLUFNot a one of them inspires me with confidence.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From The Boston Globe, by Ms Annie Linskey 06 April 2018.

Here is the lede plus one and a half:

President Trump’s unconventional presidency has shattered all kinds of norms, but there’s one very local tradition that he seems to be reviving:  Massachusetts presidential ambitions.

Massachusetts voters had only tenuous ties to the 2016 presidential crop — Hillary Clinton graduated from Wellesley College, and Bernie Sanders hails from neighboring Vermont.  Now, thanks in part to the president’s deep unpopularity here, there’s a quintet of notable figures from the state showing up on political forecasters’ lists of possible 2020 contenders.

Count them: Senator Elizabeth Warren.  Former governor Deval Patrick.  Representative Seth Moulton.  Even former secretary of state John Kerry and Representative Joe Kennedy III are often named.

It is the second paragraph that seems strange and lacking in insight  Ms Linskey seems to think that if the collective we of Eastern Massachusetts doesn't like someone, nobody likes that person.  She should read some of Reporter Salena Zito's stuff.

Who knows?  Maybe the Wellesley College graduate will run again, sort of like a Democratic Party version of Governor Harold Stassen.  It would work for me.

Regards  —  Cliff

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