Holy Guacamole! the Sentinel & Enterprise endorses Bill Gunn in Ma-1!

Posted: October 25, 2010 by datechguy in congress, elections, local issues, local stuff, politics
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Three cheers for my hometown paper!

Gunn has already made good on his promise to listen to the people, holding several town hall-style forums across the far-flung district. (Here the incumbent, ever the earnest lecturer, could learn something from his challenger.) Gunn’s candidacy is truly a grass-roots effort born of the tea-party movement, and he acknowledges that his is an uphill battle. He said he is relying on the more conservative pockets of the districts, such as those right here in the North Central region, to deliver him victory.

Oh, lest we forget, there is an independent in the race, Michael Engel, who is a self-described Democratic socialist. Enough said there.

The race for the 1st Congressional District is a microcosm of the battle for control of Capitol Hill being waged across the country. It’s a race of big government vs. smaller government. More taxation vs. less taxation. Government telling you what’s best for you vs. you telling the government what’s best for government. That’s why we endorse Bill Gunn for Congress in the 1st District.

I beg I URGE my readers to consider kicking in to help Bill, if he had 1/10 of the money that is going to Sean Bielat he would have this race in a walk.

Help us make ma-1 part of the big red wave!

  1. My analogy of the race according to this article.

    Bill Gunn is a single male. He is dating a gal, opening her doors, paying for her dinners, buying flowers, he has to be careful not to rush things because if he wants to a relationship he needs to take his time and actually work hard at it. Any mess up in this stage can be costly. So he needs to meet all her friends and be friendly to them too.

    We all know this pre-relationship behavior doesn’t last forever.

  2. Now for the sad truth & funny comments:

    The Sentinel & Enterprise endorsed Bill Gunn…

    … that must be the error in this week’s paper.
    … too bad they have no readers so nobody will see it.

  3. I don’t understand why in Massachusetts people make the arguement about voting someone to Washington to repeal ObamaCare. Don’t they realize that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has RomneyCare. They had it before Obamacare and they’ll continue to have it during Obamacare, and they’ll continue to have it if Obamacare is repealed.

    Why haven’t the Massachusetts’ voters called for a repeal of Romneycare yet and done something about it locally?

  4. Roxeanne de Luca says:

    Not trying to be a jerk here, but Bill Gunn has only rasied (as of last week) $39,000.

    Yes, Bielat has raised $1.2 million (to Barney’s $3 million, mind you), and wouldn’t it be nice if we could spread the wealth around… but that differential isn’t because we’re foolishly fawning over Sean when we could win a different seat*; it’s because Bill Gunn isn’t doing his job.

    I work with a state rep candidate – not even state senate, not even a federal race – who had beat Gunn’s fundraising totals in AUGUST. This guy was not even running a contested primary and had gotten more than $40,000 by mid-summer – and this is in a district that covers all of about 50,000 people (not 670,000) and is right near Bielat territory.

    Does Bill Gunn not have a campaign manager? Not have someone dedicated to getting money in the door? 17.6% of people are underemployed or unemployed; couldn’t he rustle up a few volunteers to make calls to donors? Couldn’t he have the Border Grill host a few meet-and-greets and then pass the hat?

    In fact, is there any reason why Bill Gunn has not done what Jeff Perry (90% of Bielat’s money), Bill Hudak (75%), Marty Lamb (about 10%), Golnik (30%), or Wesley (10%) have done, which is get at least 10% of the money that Bielat has raised?

    *An assumption of yours, with which I strongly disagree, is that all seats are equal. Yes, the votes are equal, but we are not going to recover as a country until Barney Frank is not in the House Financial Services Committee.

  5. Roxeanne de Luca says:

    Gunn has focused on town hall after town all actually meeting the voters of the district rather than focusing on fund-raising.

    Somehow, Scott Brown managed to “actually meet the voters” and raise money… as has Sean Bielat, Marty Lamb, Jeff Perry, and Bill Hudak.

    To imply that fundraising and meeting voters are mutually exclusive is disingenuous. Most people just host meet-and-greets, with no cost, and then ask for money at the end or have a table with forms to fill out to donate. Or they get a few volunteers to make calls to people who have money. Basic common sense.