I attended Khazei’s speech at Harvard today where he announced his detailed plan for Afghanistan and the War on Terror. Although the other candidates have statements out about the Afghanistan, none of the other three candidates even come close to Khazei in terms of the level of detail and knowledge of the issues.
(On their websites, Capuano and Pagliuca each have about 3 generic paragraphs saying nothing new or intersting, and Coakley has but a couple decent points…)
Now, I know he’s not always the most fiery speaker ever, but you need to give Alan credit for his content. Give his speech a read, it’s worth the time – it’s intelligent and very thorough. While not easily summarized into a couple clean and simple bullet points, his 10-point plan actually presents a plan and tells voters what they’ll actually be getting if they elect Alan as the next U.S. Senator. And his speech demonstrated that his background in the non-profit sector has really honed his understanding (and solving) of social issues and social problems, which can be applied to a huge variety of issues.
If this is the kind of well thought out analysis he’s churning out on the campaign trail, instead of empty promises and generic statements that follow the party line, I can only imagine how great a U.S. Senator he’ll be. I’m sold.