Perhaps channeling “As you can see, she’s not,” the line that wrote Scott Brown out of the 2012 Senate race, Gabriel Gomez continued with his “pond scum” campaign theme in the first moments of last night’s Senate debate. Boston.com:
The pat words of thanks to the debate’s hosts – WBZ and the Globe – were scarcely out of his mouth before he turned to Markey, saying, “After 37 years in D.C., welcome back to Boston.
“Closed-minded.” “Rigid.” “Old-fashioned.” All phrases that come to mind. But say one thing for Gomez, he is running exactly as College Republicans report is typical for contemporary GOP nominees. “Our research finds … a dismal present situation” the group observed in comprehensive 95-page study released this week.
The Angry Republican is a stock character that can win in some parts of the country, especially states of the former Confederacy, but is not popular in 21st century Massachusetts, except in some of the undrained swamps of local political discourse. As soon as Brown started to channel his inner Tea Party, he lost. Here, Gomez effectively dropped his stick at the face off.
Full Globe coverage by Jim O’Sullivan is here. What did you think of the debate?