johnk

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  1. As I read this .... (0 Replies)

    I was thinking, this must be how EaBo feels like during elections. It doesn’t feel good, but anything could happen. Right?

  2. Title should be sleazebags Christie and Baker hide (0 Replies)

    Christie and his RGA is dumping millions on crap commercials pretending they are from Mass now this BS. Baker with Loscocco has always been sleazy, just more of the same with these clowns.

    Don’t let them get away with it.

    Any public statements to call out Baker….

  3. answered the question no one asked (0 Replies)

    “I’ve never endorsed a Republican,” she said. “So this is huge.”

    Ok then. Thanks?

  4. lowest administrative costs? (2 Replies)

    Medicare.

    Charlie, while at HPHC had admin costs which kept on going up even with off-shoring jobs, can’t even bring costs down doing that. What the hell was he doing?

  5. here's a great quote from a BMG post ... (1 Reply)

    hipeary

    Think of it this way: YOUR family is facing foreclosure, because you lost your job and can’t pay your bills, so the state steps in, puts all your creditors on hold (receivership). Then the state arranges for a public agency to buy your home for full market value, paying off your debts and giving you the extra cash! Then your family gets to live in the very same house for the next 20 years at a very reasonable monthly rent that you can afford! Wow! Wouldn’t that be helpful? That’s essentially what the state did for Harvard Pilgrim insurance company..and if the state didn’t step in, the company would have gone under.

  6. Martha was on it from last year. (1 Reply)

    None of this is new, the Globe wrote about this last year, here is the best rundown. Via the Everett Independent.

    Unlike, the non-sense that EB3 has been posting, it was a joint presser with Ortiz and Coakley, and they were both informed of it at the same time by the MGC. So good for them.

    The question here is if this was going on, whey did they vote for Everett? Crosby rescused himself from the Everett vote afterwards. Looks shady.

  7. You don't fire the ad team mid-stream in the general (0 Replies)

    if you think you’re up. Not saying it’s better or even correct, but it feels like Baker’s internals are closer to the WBUR poll.

  8. if anything ... it's attack ads (0 Replies)

    that might be a factor here and Coakley will need to handle out of states attacks.

  9. Don't know what we overplayed ... (0 Replies)

    I think this started a lot of conversation, but Coakley didn’t go after Baker, so I think you are mixing up this blog and what people see outside of political circles.

    Baker did something stupid, it was reported, Op Ed wrote columns the following day. That’s what happened. I don’t see where this got overplayed.

  10. Yes, you should have stay with the high minded (0 Replies)

    pee pee poo poo head comments your were making earlier.

    Please.

  11. how did you get that from this? (0 Replies)

    did you know there was an HHS forum today, did you care enough to even pay attention? Did you know what the candidates discussed. No? Shocker. Sorry to be harsh. But this comment is BS.

  12. deflect much ... (0 Replies)

    so what is it, Coakley’s fault now.

  13. to add ... (0 Replies)

    here’s a good take on Baker’s remarks and why they are so damning:

    Charlie Baker’s effort to deflect tough questions by cozying up to the press is S.O.P., but the value of his “sweetheart” slip up to his critics and opponents is partly due to his campaign’s strategy of making the race about Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley, rather than about Democratic and Republican ideas about governance.

  14. TPM Livewire and HuffPost (0 Replies)

    have picked up the story. TPM, HuffPost.

    Also, some damage control from the Baker campaign. Polito came out with a statement in the herald. But she straddled the line saying that he was right to apologize.