That is the question I wonder most about these days. Should Patrick show mercy, or make an example? I wonder what would give him a better approval rating.
Come on, people, let’s all be realistic with our posts here. Tom Reilly has committed a crime. Deval Patrick is an upstanding person who has stood up against Coke. Who is the one that truly deserves the negative campaign?
Tom Reilly needs to leave his position as AG, and the race; it is a national disgrace that our state’s AG is a criminal. Reilly is an embarrasment to all of us. As Attorney General, he must be made an example of, with regard to clear violations of ethics and campaign finance. This is not the first time ethics charges come up on Reilly – look at the Globe and other local news from last year; Reilly takes campaign money from special interests involved in cases he works on in the AG’s office. This man, who in fact is supposed to enforce our laws, has a history of blatant criminal disrespect for campaign laws. He already has a prior OCPF complaint before this one as well – nobody else besides Healey has such complaints.
We can no longer allow unethical criminals like Tom Reilly to run our Commonwealth. Deval Patrick should come out before the Primary and let the people of Massachusetts know that when he is Governor, he will pardon Reilly. Cutting a deal with Patrick, apologizing and resigning the race, may be Reilly’s only saving grace at this point.
“Too left for me” is too uninformed for me. I think if “Too left for me” reads a few of the posts here, particularly mine from the past week, he/she might understand this whole issue, rather than be misled by the Reilly people, and propogate this lack of thinking.
The fact is, Deval Patrick has garnered more support in the past week than any other week in the campaign. I have witnessed first hand the cheers from people during visibility events, like I have never seen before. I thought this KillerCoke campaign would be bad at first, but now I would like to thank Ray Rogers for his campaign and “Too left for me” as well as the many other BMG trolls who have antagonized Patrick supporters to the point where they are now taking days off from work to help the campaign. I personally know a dozen fringe supporters who have never done anything before, but this weekend have come out in huge numbers for visibility events. People fanatically supported Deval before, but now, they have a determination like I have never seen.
Personally, I think Patrick should pardon Reilly when he is Governor, and show the people of Massachusetts that he is truly the better man.