and switched my pick to Khazei.
Supported Coakley out of the gate. No particular reason, other than she seemed competent, and was a woman (I believe we need more women in the Senate). To me, Capuano was a party pol (a good one, but a “more of the same” kind of choice). As for Pags, didn’t trust the rich guy. Seldom do.
So I went about my business, paid little attention to the tortured debate about health care bill strategy, and smugly dismissed any suggestion by my colleagues that Coakley wouldn’t win in a walk. Told that to a push poller who called me on Saturday.
Then I started thinking (damn those push polls!). Why not Khazei? Not electable? Who knows? This is a race you can’t possibly predict. So I returned to good ole reliable BMG (been away for a while, not cheating at some other blog, there is no one else for me) and scrolled down to your endorsement.
And it made sense. This is the guy I want to be my Senator. This is someone I can believe in. This is someone who can help lead the country in new directions.
So damn the polls, and the demographics, and his lousy last name. Embrace the new spirit, the possibilities, and the fundamental belief that people are beginning to GET it, i. e. that we can’t continue to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result. So I plan to spend the next two days bothering any of the people who still listen to me about getting to the polls Tuesday and voting for the candidate who is most likely to take us in new directions.