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The sickly sweet promise of a foregone conclusion:
August 13th, 2012 at 2:18 pme
I think Dave Nangle should openly endorse Scott Brown. He is facing a weak Republican opponent, so he should make the bold move.
Yes, that would be a slap to the MADP, but who cares? The state party won’t do shit to Nangle and the local party is in the tank with Nangle. There are 3 TV ads with turncoat Dems endorsing Scott Brown. Brown needs Lowell. Ward 1, Nangle’s backyard, is all Brown really needs to cinch Lowell up.
Let’s drop the pretense. Free Dave Nangle!
State Rep. David Nangle on Saturday became the second prominent Lowell Democrat to back U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, making what he called a last-minute decision to endorse the Republican at his annual fundraiser.
“Whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat or an independent, what matters to me is what kind of individual you are,” Nangle said after making the endorsement Saturday afternoon.
What’s kinda funny, is that Rep.Nangle, who is elected, ad nauseum, based on his strong familial intergration in the tangled web of nepotism, cronyism and patronage that is the hallmark of “withering Lowell;” operates under the assumption that voters would use him as a character witness. Dude? For realz? Oddly, enough, I’ve heard the foundation of Nangle’s support comes from folks that wouldn’t want to be saddled with the cumbersome task of finding Dave a “real job.”
The operative phrase here is “take it with a grain of salt.” The same applies to this irreverent blogger.
Let’s focus in on what is called the “roll out” of this endorsement. The Sun frames it nicely in the blockquote above. Nangle “making what he called a last-minute decision to endorse the Republican… .” Of course, it started last Dec., when Nangle blurted out on WCAP, “one of us” and that Brown “deserved” to go back to DC. Oddly enough, “one of us” is very close to the phrase on the now circulating Scott Brown bumpa sticka, which tries to convince us that, “HE’S FOR US. Nangle has an uncanny knack for knowing what Scott Brown’s PR consultants are thinking. Dumb luck, I’d bet.
Nangle’s “last minute decision” was telegraphed over the course of this year, as the slow drip-drip-drip, built to the latest unraveling. Note how the Blog of Record metered it out:
“Scott didn’t know I was going to do that,” Nangle said. “I had been giving it some thought over time.”
Brown returned the favor, endorsing Nangle, who faces a challenge from Lowell Republican Martin Burke.
The Brown campaign was already touting the endorsement via press release Saturday afternoon, noting Nangle is one of two house Democrats to endorse Brown, and among 20 Democratic leaders around the state to do the same.
(Bold mine, intentionally. More on that in a following blog)
I have watched the excrutiatingly dull, Campi moderated, debate between Nangle and his challenger Martin Burke. To be fair, this debate flop is Campi’s fault, alone. I’m letting both Nangle and Burke off the hook. Just watch a Chris Scott moderated debate to see the stark improvement. Regardless, I can’t figure why Burke’s challenge would send Nangle running to Scott Brown’s tattered and flimsy coattails?
Or, is it Brown running to Nangle? Egads.
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