Really, can there be any serious doubt about that? If what you’ve seen before today wasn’t enough to convince you, today’s papers should do the trick.
- Harassing families. The upstanding citizens known as “Inmates for Deval,” depicted in the Herald photo at left, have decided it would be fun to frighten children. So they staked out not only the home of Deval Patrick, but the home of Patrick’s campaign manager, John Walsh. Reports the Globe:
Walsh’s 12-year-old son, who was home alone preparing to catch his school bus, called his father, who had left for work. Walsh’s wife, Donna, who was also on her way to work, became concerned about her son and called Abington police to go the house. Police say the pair left by the time officers arrived.
“It was certainly disruptive to the neighborhood,” said Chief Dave Majenski, who confirmed that a group “dressed in prison-type garb” were demonstrating in front of the Walsh house.
was surprised to find that its supporters were harassing people’s families, immediately condemned the actions, and urged its volunteers to show respect for all participants in the political processdidn’t give a crap.
Yesterday, the Healey campaign refused to answer questions about the demonstrators. “The Healey campaign has hundreds of volunteers doing standouts all over Massachusetts every day, and they aren’t centrally coordinated out of our office,” said Nate Little, a spokesman for her campaign.
How utterly, completely pathetic is that? They won’t even call on their supporters to stop frightening children? Who are these people?
- More than doubling the buy for the worst political ad in Massachusetts history. The Globe says that “Healey’s media strategists decided yesterday to more than double the television airtime” for the now-infamous LaGuer/garage ad. This ad, as BMG reported yesterday and as the Globe notes today, has been described by national observers as “as vicious as we’ve seen this cycle.” That’s in the whole country, folks. Kerry Healey is running the most vicious attack ad in the entire United States. And in terms of the history, Willie Horton was bad too, but that was a presidential campaign. This, AFAIK, is by far the most vicious ad ever run in a MA statewide race.
All of this from the woman who, when asked whether she’d say something about Mitt Romney disparaging the state she wants to govern, wouldn’t do it. What’s the message there, folks? She supposedly disagrees with Romney on choice, civil unions, and a few other issues, but she doesn’t disagree with him on making Massachusetts the butt of jokes designed to woo right-wing Republican primary voters?
Why on earth would anyone vote for this person for Governor?