Well, both campaigns called the house today urging me to vote, and if possible, for their ticket. It is going to be a squeeker
regardless who wins.
Kennedy was a force of his own. A leader who repeatedly took care of his people. He had the personality and will that would
fill a room. Even if you did not like his views, he would get your vote because he had the juice and used it to help the
The opportunity here is that Martha does not have that presence. Would she do a good job? Her record as a pit bull would
indicate she could. But you gotta get elected, and that takes more than being able, you have to connect with the people. She
has failed to do that in a meaningful way. Kennedy could connect with ease. Scott Brown is connecting with ease. That is his
edge. He has the package, and THAT is why he may win. The views and party are only part of what defines a candidate.
The other is charisma, and Kennedy had tons to spare. Scott Brown seems to have plenty as well, Martha has little to none.
Throw in a mistake or two on the campaign
, add a little Obama apprehension , and we have a horse race!
Kennedy got elected time and time again because of HIM, not his party. It is up for grabs.