Good Lord did that ever take too long. But EdMarkey.com is finally up and running, and it’s good, for the most part: It’s fully fleshed out, with opportunities to sign up for canvassing and phone calls. The major shortcoming is its events page, which is not currently updated; I’m getting press releases with Markey’s schedule of events, so there’s something to put there. (Fix that, guys.) For instance, tonight they will be webcasting the announcement of getting enough signatures to get on the ballot. (Woot!)
Anyway, if you need to learn more about Ed or how to get involved in the campaign, it’s up, it’s there.
Look, we have fun at this site and we kick a lot of ideas around and welcome a variety of viewpoints and advocacy of candidates. And we’ll always be that way.
But I also know that the vast majority of our readership is pretty darned progressive. And if you didn’t know it already: Ed’s your guy. He’s been that guy for a long time. And I would caution against taking Steve Lynch or the GOP folks for granted — his election isn’t a foregone conclusion by any stretch. And he deserves it — not because he’s next in line, but because he’s been earning it.
… I liked what our massmarrier said in his impressions of a Markey campaign stop (my emphasis):
OK, kiddies, Ed Markey can do this. He can be senatorial, certainly while campaigning, and that’s sine qua non for this run to replace US Sen. John Kerry.
I wasn’t sure. His typical wonky pronouncements as US Rep. can be dour and dry, from the video clips. Maybe it was the venue (JP Licks) or the audience (lefties all), but he was dynamic, passionate and funny. He delivered a simultaneously detailed and focused stump speech that owned the packed half of the joint.
Yeah, he can do this.