Sunday, June 3, 2012

Warts and All

English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Ov...English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Oval Office. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Poll: Brown-Warren race a toss-up - From the Globe report:

Massachusetts is a political climate like no other. They are loyal to their liberals to a fault. 

Elizabeth Warren is a flawed candidate. She has been exposed as less than truthful on many occasions when it has benefited her career path. Yet, the liberal base of Massachusetts won't give up on her no matter what is exposed during her vetting by the non-mainstream media. The mainstream media only vets Republican candidates. Especially ones from Massachusetts.

Just look at this quote below taken from the Boston Globe story linked above:
But there are signs that the controversy has wounded the first-time candidate, whose entrance into the race came with a star power that galvanized Democrats and catapulted the contest into one of the most closely watched in the nation.

The vast majority of voters (72 percent) said the issue would not affect their vote, but 31 percent of self-described independents — a critical voting bloc — said the issue makes them less likely to support Warren in November. The Harvard professor’s popularity has also risen one percentage point, to 48 percent, since the Globe polled in March, but the percentage of detractors has climbed more precipitously, by nine points to 32 percent.

What does it take in Massachusetts for the democrats to abandon a liberal? Apparently quite a bit. Voters always knew of and happily accepted, the many foibles of the Kennedy clan. No matter the seriousness of their many transgressions, voter loyalty seemed to increase from the adoring lemmings of the Commonwealth. After all, Camelot must go on.

But, history is grudgingly becoming less kind to the legacy of the Kennedy clan, or should I say tribe (Sorry. Couldn't resist. Get it Princess Pants on Fire fans?). Ten years ago you never heard open discussions about patriarch Joe Kennedy's rum running beginnings. And certainly they were not admitted as fact as they are today. As the scandalous rumors of the Camelot years become today's facts about the less than moral lives led by John F. Kennedy and his sidekick Teddy, the lack of journalistic integrity that kept the castle's secrets for a generation is also being exposed. In the Commonwealth, it takes time to face facts about their politicians.

Will Massachusetts really elect another flawed liberal Democrat United States Senator over an incumbent moderate to liberal Republican? We will find out in November. But, I am guessing they will. They always do in. Warts and all.

History is not as forgiving as the voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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