Will Joe Kennedy "Perot/Nader" Scott Brown?

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    Even though he's way back in the polls (like most 3rd party candidates), with the race at the top being as tight as it is, it's looking like Joe Kennedy might cost Brown the election. Let's be honest, every vote he gets is a vote taken from Brown.

    I thought it was funny last night when Coakley was asked about having Kennedy participate in the debate and she said that every candidate on the ballot should be allowed to be heard yadda yadda. Of course I agree with that. However, if it were a green party candidate instead of a libertarian, you can bet your ass she would have fought to keep him away.

    Regardless, I was decidedly underwhelmed by both Brown and Coakley and as of now I'm undecided, but leaning toward Brown.
     
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    Brown. The Impossible Dream for Massachusetts taxpayers.
     
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    Let's hope.

    By "Perot/Nader" him do you mean allow for greater democracy by giving American voters more choice in their representatives than just making the "lesser of two evils among the two rotted parties" decision? Since when did democracy become a bad thing in this nation? We're not designed as a two-party system and it's to our great detriment we've allowed the two parties a stranglehold on our electoral process.

    Brown, in the 21st century, supports torture. No one with that mindset deserves to hold public office.
     
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    I had the chance to watch the debate a little, and it struck me that Kennedy would take votes from both sides more so than Brown. I tend to agree though , Brown and Coakley both looked as if they were talking right off the "talking points" memo page and looked more like a finger pointing tattle-tale session from a schoolyard rather than a debate. I came away with the impression that this race will more or less depend a lot on turnout and if if it's low enough then Brown may have a chance, but I tend to agree these candidates looked as if they were stamped from the various party machine factories and then someone flipped the switch to "on" and out they came.
     
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    Brown gave the stronger performance and the only take-away line of the night...

    "With all due respect, this is not Ted Kennedy's seat, or the Democrat Party's seat - it's the peoples seat."


    If Scott Brown wins, it will play out HUGE throughout the American political landscape...
     
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    An indie cannot bring home the bacon. High tech, medicine, education, bio sciences, all the fields that make Massachusetts what it is are dependent on federal aid.
     
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    more choice? Perot wasn't a choice, he was an asshole.
     
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    I'm not planning on voting for Kennedy regardless.

    He's too short. :lol:
     
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    but, but his name is K-E-N-N-E-D-Y!
    :eusa_whistle:
     
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    I thought that Kennedy guy was in there just to fool all the old timers and steal some Dem votes. :lol:
     

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