Politics, local and national
: Scot Lehigh
has an interesting piece on Gore’s decision not to run in 2004 -- and the ramifications for John Kerry. New Hampshire is crucial to Kerry, Lehigh notes. ‘That’s obvious,’ you might be thinking. But think about this observation from Lehigh: There are now three New Englanders vying (or soon to be vying) for the Dem nomination, all of them Yalies, by the way. Kerry still has the edge in the Granite State, but ... OK, one or two people have asked why I haven’t blogged on Byron Rushing’s challenge to Tom Finneran’s leadership in the House. Answer: Because Byron’s challenge is a joke. It’s going nowhere, though I agree with the Globe
that it’s at least a somewhat noble gesture. ... Joe Fitzgerald
. What can I say.