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  •  Yep. The Appointee should be the definitive (12+ / 0-)

    candidate. It worked just great with Gilibrand in NY

    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:41:13 AM PST

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    •  It works perfectly (5+ / 0-)

      if you have a strong candidate, and one well-suited to the constituency.

      Specials are also well-known for electing candidates who'd never be able to win under any other circumstances, and who lose in the first general election they stand in. That's why even if I'd personally prefer Capuano, I defer to the people who know best here, those being the Democratic Kossacks of Massachusetts.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:07:08 AM PST

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      •  Pelosi could help our bench (3+ / 0-)
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        sethtriggs, Shliapnikov, sidnora

        Give Lynch and Joe III high-profile jobs during the next session. That'll place them in better positions should a statewide position open up down the road. I'm thinking Patrick might have higher office in mind after he's done in the State House. (Here's a FoxSpews head-exploder for you: Patrick-Castro in 2016!)

        I've been a Markey fan for years, and I'm in the group that thinks you appoint the person who'd be the best candidate in the Special, and that's not Vicki Kennedy -- she's a sentimental choice, no doubt, but we need someone who's got some miles in Congress. I think this session's going to be horrendous, and we'll need people who know how to throw elbows and talk truth.

        "If you're going to go down with the ship, make it a submarine." - Wayne Shorter

        by Oliver Tiger on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:48:17 PM PST

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      •  Don't see Capuano (1+ / 0-)
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        In the 2009/10 special primary, he ran terribly among women, who didn't like his style. Scott Brown would likely win (again) among men and we need to run up the numbers with women. Since then Capuano had his "little bloody" comment. Didn't bother me personally, but suburban independents are squeamish about aggressive politics. That's how we ended up with Romney in the first place and it's part of why Scott Brown lost.

        Capuano also hasn't really won a race with any competition since 1998. His district is safe. And safely blue. I'd prefer Jim McGovern as a genuine progressive who will run better than a generic Dem in Central Mass., normally Brown's strong turf.

        Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:55:01 PM PST

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        •  Capuano is reported to have an anger problem (2+ / 0-)
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          radical simplicity, sidnora

          I'd rather see someone with a steady reputation for cool head in a crisis

          "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
          Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

          by TrueBlueMajority on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 01:31:19 PM PST

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        •  He was running AGAINST a woman in primary (1+ / 0-)
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          He wouldn't be running against a woman in a general election.
          Capuano is a fighter--we need those.  Markey is good, too.  Jim McGovern would be the best senator, IMO

          In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act--Orwell

          by jhannon on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:38:43 PM PST

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