Remember when the Governor of the State He Dare Not Name went on tour two years into his term as governor of some vague state up in the Northeast and kept complaining about how awful that state was? Boston Daily rewrites a section of Romney's book.
This is my biggest problem with Romney - that he spent the last 2 years of his governorship running around the country talking trash about Massachusetts, and that he has continued to do so, although much, much less forcefully this time around.
This is one of the most successful states in the Union on a broad range of measures (education, per capita GDP, income distribution across classes, etc.). It is a wonderful place to live. To have watched Romney run away from these things has never made sense to me, and frankly, makes me angry.
Almost every other state in the Union should and would be happy to have what we do, and Romney should have been out there saying exactly that. Even though he has perhaps realized this a little bit (see discussion at last night's debate of Massachusetts at No. 1 on so many measures of education), it's too little, too late.
Romney never cared about being the Governor of this great state. He needed a title, any title so that he had something to build on before his unsuccessful runs for President.
A short riff on David Letterman's Top Ten List: the number ONE reason Mitt Romney chose Massachusetts as the Stae where he would launch his political career...it provides direct access to the ocean.
The nearest route to the sea from Boston would be through either the Gulf of Mexico or Hudson's Bay according to my GeoRomneyc Information System.
Had he beaten Kennedy earlier, he probably would have left sooner.
I couldn't agree more. I liked many of Mitt Romney's centrist views and I would vote for the same Mitt who ran for Governor. But it was so frustrating seeing him completely abandon the state during the last year+ of his term. It's insulting to all the people of MA.
Rule #1 of a governor is to love your state. Every other governor would say their state has the smartest people, the prettiest countryside, the strongest work ethic, etc. It may not be true but you say it anyway.
In 2004 people would say Massachusetts like it was the dirtiest word and meanest insult they could think of. They said the same thing in the GOP primary. Why wasn't Romney coming to MA's defense? You need not like the prevailing political party to like the state.
around the nation, in part, because of the election of Scott Brown. I know, I know, everyone on this website will 1) disagree and 2) discount what the other 48 states think of us (we love ya Cali!, you mostly take the spotlight off us).
That supports mitt about this....been telling them for years.
In that immediate order.
healthcare - while promising that Mississippi and Alabama-style policies will give what we have to everybody
education - while promising that Mississippi and Alabama-style policies will give what we have to everybody
AND YET ... he doesn't say ANYTHING about how we got Universal Marriage Rights before any other state (and have the LOWEST divorce rate of ANY state no matter how you calculate it!)
Gee, gonna claim credit there, Mitt?
We have a lot of horses and bayonets, too.
all the negative Romney comments, but no mention of Obamas childish performance! Go Figure!
Obamas performance was that of an angry, frustrated high school student. FAR FROM PRESIDENTAIL!
The rest of the world disagrees with you on what it means to be a world leader: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20008687
Obama has nothing to do with his ridiculous behavior last night.
I think you posted a similar comment on this feed.
All information and websites on the internet are of equivalent quality and veracity.
Meanwhile, try a google image search for "obama lynching" and see what fun you might have looking at the "creative" lawn decorations for Halloween that people of your ilk favor.
Because, like all right wingers, he actually knows that although they may disagree with aspects of liberalism, the end results are actually superior to anything the conservatives come up with.
So, he chose MA for his Governor's title, because we already provided great education, and a host of other benefits, he could later brag about. The budget balancing line is another joke. Mike Dukakis balanced the budget too, as does every MA Governor. You'd think with Obama being close with Patrick, Deval would point out that easy comeback line for him to use when Mitt brags about his budgetary abilities.
Show me the super conservative state that boasts our options for healthcare, employment and education. It's amazing to me that Obama doesn't point that out...
ample time to do so come Jan 2013
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Suldog The Stickler
The y is silent in my interpretation. Let's just say it's the 47% that will not vote for me and move on.