Cooking supper right now so only time for quick summary
About 350 people attended.
It was great to see friends who I was on the Bus with, they were rather surprised to see me and I’m flattered to be remembered.
Lots of candidates including Marty Lamb (ma-3) Jen Caissie (Gov Counsel) Rodney Josephson (ma rep) Lew Evangelidis and Keith Nicholas & Bill Campbell and I’m sure I missed a few others.
About 30 anti-tea party protesters showed up, apparently some were a group of McGovern Supporters who regularly dog Marty Lamb. Many were 20 somethings wearing masks. The reason for a Mask became apparent when one of them assaulted a passing motorist who beeped support for the tea party resulting in a call to the police and the officers keeping the counter protesters a distance away.
There was no stage they performed on a small lip at the monument at Lincoln square.
The crowd seemed to enjoy themselves.
After the assault the police officers were very much in evidence
Oddly enough Jim McGovern scheduled an event for directly after so you had some mixture of the new people and the old in the end.
The thing that astounded me more than anything else wasn’t the left not taking off hats for the pledge or the national anthem, but the dancing around by the left while Debbie Lee gold star mother talked about the action where her son was killed in Iraq. Rather disgraceful.
I will upload photos and video as time permits
UPDATE: Here is John Weston on the assault
Update 2: Pitchers we’ve got Pitchers!