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« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2020, 10:56:14 AM »

I feel like I'm the only one here who wants Kennedy to win lol

Youíd have to be blind reading this forum to not see how badly I want Kennedy to win. If Trump wasnít the President I would care more about this race than the POTUS. Iím the biggest Kennedy supporter there is and at the same time I just happen to not be a Markey guy AT ALL - so Iím about as much on one side of a primary as is possible
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« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2020, 02:13:59 PM »

Rooting for Markey, but I'm expecting a Kennedy win in the mid or high single digits. Unfortunately.

Speaking as someone who actually knows this state and whatís going on - on the ground. Itís evident that complacency combined with (IDK how else to say it) uninformed voters - has made this thing LIKELY Markey.

Itís frankly embarrassing. This isnít Warren weíre talking about. Itís ED MARKEY. Against a young and talented politician who is ALSO a Kennedy and Markey is going to win? I almost feel as pathetic as Tennesseee who voted Blackburn over Bredesen.

Aside from being a Kennedy, what is Kennedy's rationale for running?
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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2020, 02:17:02 PM »

I feel like I'm the only one here who wants Kennedy to win lol

Why do you want Kennedy to win?  Can you name a policy position where you favor him over Markey?
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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2020, 02:22:39 PM »

I feel like I'm the only one here who wants Kennedy to win lol

Why do you want Kennedy to win?  Can you name a policy position where you favor him over Markey?

Why does there have to be a policy position difference? Why canít someone simply trust Kennedy to do a better job. Why canít someone simply like the amount of energy JK3 brings to the campaign more than Markey who against is fairly non existent around these parts.

The whole dont challenge an incumbent thing makes sense at the Presedential level. And maybe in states where a Senate race is a tossup and challenging the incumbent could tilt the race. But in a Safe state where it bears no effect on what party holds the seat - who cares ?
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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2020, 02:23:42 PM »

I feel like I'm the only one here who wants Kennedy to win lol

Why do you want Kennedy to win?  Can you name a policy position where you favor him over Markey?

Why does there have to be a policy position difference? Why canít someone simply trust Kennedy to do a better job. Why canít someone simply like the amount of energy JK3 brings to the campaign more than Markey who against is fairly non existent around these parts.

The whole dont challenge an incumbent thing makes sense at the Presedential level. And maybe in states where a Senate race is a tossup and challenging the incumbent could tilt the race. But in a Safe state where it bears no effect on what party holds the seat - who cares ?

Why do you trust Kennedy to do a better job?
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« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2020, 02:27:04 PM »

Rooting for Markey, but I'm expecting a Kennedy win in the mid or high single digits. Unfortunately.

Speaking as someone who actually knows this state and whatís going on - on the ground. Itís evident that complacency combined with (IDK how else to say it) uninformed voters - has made this thing LIKELY Markey.

Itís frankly embarrassing. This isnít Warren weíre talking about. Itís ED MARKEY. Against a young and talented politician who is ALSO a Kennedy and Markey is going to win? I almost feel as pathetic as Tennesseee who voted Blackburn over Bredesen.

Aside from being a Kennedy, what is Kennedy's rationale for running?

Not who you were responding to, but his public rationale for running seems to be nothing more than your run-of-the-mill generational change argument (i.e. building out the future Democratic bench).

His private rationale for running, though, is obviously a combination of ambition (he wants to be Senator, probably so he can have a launchpad for a future presidential run) & thinking it might be better for him to run now rather than wait the short time 'til 1 of MA's 2 septuagenarian Senators leaves office (for fear of losing to Pressley when there's an open seat).
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« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2020, 02:32:26 PM »
« Edited: August 03, 2020, 03:09:03 PM by Xing »

The thing that really gets me about this primary is that itís only ďideologicalĒ because Kennedy needed to find a ďlaneĒ to run in, and realized that running to the left of Markey wouldnít work, since heís already sufficiently progressive. Were Markey a fairly moderate Democrat, needless to say Kennedy would be putting on his progressive outfit. I agree with Brucejoel that this is all about his ambition, and while he has the right to run, heís banking on his last name and the fact that heís a ďfresh faceĒ being enough, and he really doesnít have anything new to offer. Say what you will about AOC, but she ran on more than just personal ambition and generational change.
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« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2020, 03:20:23 PM »

I feel like I'm the only one here who wants Kennedy to win lol

Why do you want Kennedy to win?  Can you name a policy position where you favor him over Markey?

Markey authored the GND
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« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2020, 04:30:29 PM »

I feel like I'm the only one here who wants Kennedy to win lol

Why do you want Kennedy to win?  Can you name a policy position where you favor him over Markey?

Markey authored the GND

Why don't you want the Green New Deal?
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« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2020, 01:29:28 PM »

I want Kennedy to win because he seems like a nice young man. I understand I am going to get crucified for my support of "Dynasty Politics" but I think having a high profile Senator is a lot better than a low profile Senator.
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« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2020, 02:54:57 PM »

Go Kennedy
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« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2020, 09:08:55 AM »


It sure is. Is there something wrong with that?
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