I went to see Mac D’Alessandro at a house party in Boston this summer, where he answered questions from the people gathered in a living room, after giving his stump speech.
Unfortunately I hadn’t brought a large enough memory card for my camera, and it ran out partway through (he answered a lot of questions!), but I got some good bits, including this clip where he talks about Barney Frank’s suggestion that we reduce military spending:
At the end, he moves up to a larger philosophical point about how military spending fits in to everything else we care about:
One thing I think we’ve got to do a much better job of as progressives and as Democrats is, stop putting issues into silos. Don’t put education over here, and the war over here, and health care over here… these things are all related, at the end of the day. Because, the money we’re spending on the wars, and on tax cuts to the wealthiest 2%, could easily be funding health care and education.
P.S. Mac could use your help! Volunteer, especially on election day this Tuesday to get out the vote! Call the campaign at 617-273-1443 if you can help. And now that I’ve posted this, I’m heading down there myself to spend the afternoon in the district, delivering Mac’s flyer to people’s doors.