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  •  Yeah, I just heard him musing on that (2+ / 0-)
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    I don't know, I think that's an interesting question.  

    If I had to choose between Coakley, Capuano, Meehan and Markey I don't know what I'll do with myself.  I'll be too busy giggling at having so many decent options....

    But I would lean Capuano right now since he's my neighbor, and always on the right side of every issue as far as I'm concerned.  But Meehan is a friend of the family and I might get some pressure there.

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    by mem from somerville on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 02:31:54 PM PDT

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    •  I would like to hear more about Capuano (1+ / 0-)
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      I hear that he is very good on health care, which to me provides a good indication of where a politician will be when it matters.

      •  You can check out his bio here (2+ / 0-)
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        http://www.house.gov/...

        He was a mayor, understands city issues.  He chewed out the Finance CEOs getting TARP money (that was very cool).  He actually reads and understands legislation.  Firm on the public option.  Co-founded Congressional Caucus on Sudan and continued to work on that hard when no one else was listening.

        Good guy.  Regular guy.  Not a showboat at all.  And quite the bulldog on the right things.

        I hope to get the video of his speech today.  I think people here would really like it.

        (I have to say his wife's family name cracked me up today when I read that bio...)

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        by mem from somerville on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 03:42:46 PM PDT

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        •  Yeah - I laughed at his wife's name too (1+ / 0-)
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          Capuano sounds more to my liking than Coakley - more of a true progressive and much more passionate about the issues.

        •  Please not Capuano (0+ / 0-)

          I lived in Somerville for a dozen years, more or less the Capuano era.  The town was most notable for sweetheart privatization and real estate deals, a Democratic party machine that was almost Soviet in its lack of democracy and transparency, and poor public works.  True, it was an improvement on years when Somerville officials had been sent to federal prison, but Capuano was totally unimpressive.  I can't believe he'd be Ted Kennedy's heir in the Senate.  Makes me want to go to the Sligo and pound a few whiskys, sigh.

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