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Monthly Archives: August 2012
The Republican National Convention this past week presented a two-fold problem for Senator Scott Brown. Politically, it made his effort to distance himself from his Republican Party and his positions on the most salient issues of the day more difficult. Substantively, it forced him to double-down on a line of argument that, frankly, is just stupid. Namely, that Warren’s effort to “nationalize” the race is somehow inappropriate or an attempt to distract voters from what really matters.
Boston Globe Goes Pollyanna on Political Culture
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine ran a hopeful cover highlighting a Scott Helman story arguing that the legislature’s 2012 redistricting law shows a culture change on Beacon Hill. Perhaps. But one robin does not a spring make. Helman does see some additional robins and anoints some heroes but we may not be ready to throw off decades of political culture just yet.
Professor Ubertaccio is live in Tampa for the RNC and met up with Alison King of NECN today to chat about the address Paul Ryan will give to the RNC tonight.
According to a WashingtonPost.com piece posted this morning by Aaron Blake, “[d]emocrats are winning at least one key aspect of the 2012 campaign: voter contact.” Voter identification operations are the part of campaigns that very often make the difference between winning and losing, but that rarely get the attention- or their due- from the political media, who focus instead on the so-called “air war” and the latest public opnion polls.
Peter did a post last week on the casino debate in the senate that made me think again about a question that occurs to me but which I don’t have the time to properly research: how democratic is Massachusetts government?
Professor Ubertaccio is live and on the scene in a very wet Tampa covering the Republican National Convention. You can follow him on Twitter at @ProfessorU and he’ll make occasional posts as the GOP nominates a candidate from Massachusetts for the first time since 1924.
The latest poll in the Massachusetts US Senate race give Republican Scott Brown a 5 point lead over his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. The poll was taken in mid-August and reflects the public’s perceptions of the two candidates as summer winds down.
Announcement Day! Scott Brown Strengths and Weaknesses
It’s a big day for the Brown family of Wrentham – it’s the two years anniversary of the announcement that Ayla Brown is available. In tribute to that event Ayla’s dad, Senator Scott Brown, is about to make another announcement, that he is a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate.
For the last few dog days of summer I’ll be posting a few “Best of” posts that ahve run previously. Here’s the first:
Elizabeth Warren Strengths and Weaknesses
I’ve been a bit more skeptical of the prospects of Elizabeth Warren than some but now that she is a formally declared candidate it seems a good time to run through some strengths and weaknesses.