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  •  I have not seen a single sign or sticker for Gomez (13+ / 0-)

    I live in Boston Metro, and whereas last year and the previous special election, I saw plenty of Brown signs all over the place I haven't seen a single one for Gomez.

    I don't sense much enthusiasm for him.

    (Last year I noticed the curious phenomenon of cars with both Obama and Scott Brown stickers.  I always wondered, is this the mythical centrist we've heard so much about, or just a car owned by a politically diverse couple or family?)

    Barack Obama for President

    by looty on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 10:55:20 AM PDT

    •  I suspect (4+ / 0-)
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      that people who basically have the same or similar political positions as Gomez have concluded that he has no ability as a demagogue, and so do not want to associate themselves with ineptness. It seems that Gomez won't even be the "flavor of the month" on the right.

      •  MA GOP (6+ / 0-)

        tepid on him. Our tiny but noisy hard-core right wing thinks he's both inept and too liberal. Moderates think he's not ready for prime time and following bad advice.

        Both candidates he beat in the low-turnout primary have long pedigrees in MA politics. Their supporters, who are the heart and soul of the local GOP such as it is, are peeved at Gomez. There's a sense that he bought the primary (he was the only one on TV, with several times more cash available than either opponent because he gave his own campaign $600K and raised another $600K from his private equity friends) but isn't a great candidate. They'll rally around him to some extent but with no enthusiasm.

        "I am not for a return to that definition of Liberty under which for many years a free people were being gradually regimented into the service of the privileged few." Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1934

        by fenway49 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 01:06:28 PM PDT

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    •  Agreed (8+ / 0-)

      I live in Newton, where you'd expect to see few Republican signs. And I have seen two lawn signs for Gomez. But that's far behind Scott Brown. In the past two days I've counted the Scott Brown bumper stickers I've seen just running errands in town and commuting: 17. Gomez: 0.

      Signs and stickers don't vote, but I also am not sensing much enthusiasm for Gomez among the GOP base and conservative-leaning unenrolleds. But I'm not taking any chances.

      (Not sure if I saw any Obama/Brown cars but about 6 percent of MA voters split their ticket that way, which actually was far fewer than we first thought it might be. Strange.)

      "I am not for a return to that definition of Liberty under which for many years a free people were being gradually regimented into the service of the privileged few." Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1934

      by fenway49 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 11:24:59 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, nothing. (1+ / 0-)
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      Even the few people in my neighborhood that had Romney signs - nothing this time.

      Gomez isn't going anywhere.

      The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

      by raboof on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 01:11:05 PM PDT

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    •  Saw my first today (0+ / 0-)

      But I live in Amherst, so that's not surprising. In metro Boston, it is.

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      by eparrot on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 05:45:02 PM PDT

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