Monday, January 18, 2010
How Scott Brown Convinced Me To Vote for Martha Coakley
I sat there, staring at my phone for a few minutes, thinking about this phone call on a bunch of levels. First, you have the fact that the call was rapid fire and urgent sounding to the point of possibly being frightening to a child or elderly person answering the phone. Next, what the hell does being a Red sox or Yankees fan have to do with the U.S. Senate? All of the social and financial issues plaguing the people of Massachusetts and the nation as a whole and it all boils down to your choice in ball teams? Wow!
In 1999, I officially withdrew from the Democratic Party and changed my voter registration to read "No Political Preference" as, in my opinion, none of the organized parties were particularly impressive. Let's face it; Ms. Coakley is in example as to why I left. However, as I read more and more about Scott Brown, his stance on taxes, Wall Street, healthcare, and a bunch of other Bush-Cheneyesque activities and policies that are remarkably out-dated, I realize that yet again, the ballot box is not going to be a place to vote for the better candidate as much as it will be a place to vote for the lesser of two evils. Coakley is no prize but Brown out and out sucks.
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