John Sowyrda over at Bay Windows takes Gabrieli to task for his tax-cut comparison ad and discusses why the tax cut just isn’t as important as people say it is.
Speaking even as a fiscal moderate, Im adept enough to interpret the conversations at Dunkin Donuts and other venues where voters dont need to impress pollsters and are free to vent right from the gut. I find citizens to be utterly appalled at the complete lack of integrity existent in state government with tax concerns taking an unusual back seat and they are therefore seeking a completely different brand of chief executive. They want someone who is impeccably honest, untainted by any connection or tether to the establishment and offering a ton of very much needed hope. Thats why Patricks Hope ad, where he appears with U.S. Senator Barak Obama articulating how his life proves hope is still a vibrant thing for people who dare embrace a little of it in their lives, seems to be projecting a message aimed directly at the beleaguered Massachusetts electorate which is exhausted by seemingly hopeless dilemmas like the Big Dig, the Big Dig and the Big Dig.
He continues with an argument that many have made on this forum already.
Further, if tax cuts were king, throw the election to Republican Kerry Healey because all the ads in the world arent going to change the very deep rooted voter perception that the G.O.P. candidate will deliver on that issue before any Democrat does, even a venture capitalist. Trying to out Republican Kerry Healey is a bad strategy for any Democrat in the primary, or in the general election.
I know we’re just going to keep going back and forth on this one, and only time will tell whether or not the rollback will be the big factor in this race. But it’s nice to see someone in the media articulating the fact that, while people are happy to have more money in their pockets, there are bigger concerns on their minds.