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Massachusetts Liberal

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Campaign musical

What a difference a day makes. You know, 24 little hours.

That's all it took to upend the Massachusetts gubernatorial race, where a new poll suggests Treasurer Tim is slip, slidin' away like the Bruins in the face of an aggressive negative ad blitz on the part of the Republican Governors Association.

But all was not sunshine, lollipops and rainbows for Charlie Baker, even though the poll helped him win a small skirmish with a hard-right clique of the Republican National Committee. The GOP nominee, ridin' high in April after obliterating Christy Mihos at the state convention, was shot down for at least one day in May by a Herald examination of campaign spending habits to date.

And that's no bull.

As for Deval Patrick, who might have been excused for thinking the sun ain't gonna shine any more after a tough three years, the Rasmussen poll showing him with a new 14-point lead -- including a 10 percent jump after his handling of Aquapocalypse -- had to make him feel glad all over.

But Patrick would be well-advised to remember that while Good Time Charlie currently has the blues, it's a long, long time from May to December. And the days grow short when you reach September. Just ask the Red Sox.

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2 Comments:

Blogger I'm Just Musing said...

As in 2006, this could be a case of Deval sitting back and letting the other candidates fight it out. The Rebuplican Governors Association should change tactics or they might be in for a surprise.

May 13, 2010 6:11 AM  
Blogger acf said...

Can it be that "Mr Fiscally Responsible" who claims to know better, has feet of clay, and hasn't kept his own house in order? Or, is he one of those do as I say, not as I do kind of politicians?

May 13, 2010 4:53 PM  

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