I wanted to make this a comment on the Ayotte post now on the front page, but there is some kind of bug preventing that. We live in Amherst MA, and my wife was invited by email to canvass in Winchester NH this Saturday. There is a nice … [Read more...]
BMG’s Mark Bail in the news
The Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton) reports on frequent BMG poster Mark Bail's plans for his third term on the Granby Select Board. (The reporter, Eric Goldscheider, has also posted to BMG in the past.) Mark stresses his efforts to … [Read more...]
So My Daughter Has Another Election
She lives in the district that Marty Walsh vacated to become mayor. Any opinions on the candidates? I see the diary saying that Hunt has raised a lot of money from lobbyists. He also has endorsements from the Dorchester Reporter and … [Read more...]
So how about the State Senate race?
My daughter the grad student is a new resident of Dorchester and plans to vote in the Democratic primary on 30 April. Knowing that I read BMG, she asked what I have heard about the race, and I had to say "not much" except (as best I … [Read more...]
It’s Canvass Season Again in NH!
Today I did my first canvassing of the fall in Chesterfield NH, for President Obama, NH-01 US House candidate Annie Kuster, state senator Molly Kelly, and the four Democrats running for the NH House in district Cheshire-1 (three of whom … [Read more...]
Robo-Poll for a Cruise?
I took a strange robotic phone call yesterday (Super Tuesday) when I happened to be at home in the mid-morning. The robotic voice said it was doing a public opinion poll, and that I would win a cruise to the Bahamas for answering! I … [Read more...]
A Children’s Book Featuring Our Ex-Gov
Or at least featuring someone named "Mitt" who shares one of his unfortunate pet-care practices: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/hey-mitt-dogs-dont-go-there … [Read more...]
Live near Keene? Want a Democratic Congress?
Two years ago, one way I could tell something remarkable was happening was the literally hundreds of volunteers, many from out of state like me, that converged on Keene NH every Saturday to canvass for Obama. It turned out that NH … [Read more...]
IRV Senate Poll
Various good-government types are circulating a petition to establish Instant-Runoff Voting (IRV) in Massachusetts elections. In IRV, voters rank all candidates and their vote is cast for their highest-preferred candidate among those … [Read more...]
Sheila Bair at UMass
The most interesting question, I thought, was from a woman who asked why Bair acted competently and effectively in the crisis when the rest of the Bush financial leadership did not. Bair didn't really answer, but a good answer was … [Read more...]
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