More Gubernatorial Discussion
over at Left-Center-Left. David from Blue Mass Group
sums up a decade's worth of Democratic futility with
Am I putting too much weight on the charisma factor? Maybe. But just for laughs, let's look back over the last four Gov elections. 1990: cranky, scary, mean-to-Natalie-Jacobson John Silber loses to affable, happy-go-lucky,
incumbent Bill Weld. 1994: sacrificial lamb Mark Roosevelt (who?) loses to affable, happy-go-lucky, incumbent Bill Weld. 1998: charismatically-challenged incumbent AG Scott Harshbarger loses to also - charismatically-challenged - but - incumbent-Gov-in-good-economic-times Paul Cellucci. 2002: charismatically-challenged, really-bad-in-last-debate, State House insider Shannon O'Brien loses to handsome, breezy, faux moderate Mitt Romney. Does anyone seriously think the Republicans won these races strictly on the issues? I mean, really, if issues determined winners, John Kerry would be president
Yeah, what he said.