‘A legislative Socrates he is not,’ Part II:
Reader No. 1 is surprised at my surprise at Mitt’s latest poll numbers and adds:
“Scott Lehigh's return to form column today (see post below) explains Romney's high poll ratings. Remember that November 2002 Globe map showing the percentage of votes for Mitt and Shannon, those tiny little dots of blue (I think, I hope) in the Hack-Progressive urban outposts and the rest of Mass (for once!) a Red State?
“Most Romney voters, busily navigating the rapids of the Ownership Society, have no illusions about what side they are on in the battle with the Hackerama. But between soccer practice, MCAS preparation, and midnight Emails to the sales office on the other side of the world, we/they have little time to take to the political ramparts.
“And ... as noted in earlier posts on same topic, the Hack-Progressive alliance has its hooks in good to the David Brooks contingent on matters of great importance, i.e. spending on public education and public safety.
“So nothing changes. Result: Mitt continues as the Commonwealth's most popular symbol of executive responsibility. The major result on which we judge him on is not to make state government a lot worse than it already is. Maybe Massachusetts is a conservative state after all.”
– I was surprised that Mitt’s presidential antics hadn’t hurt him more. I was obviously wrong. ... I am NOT surprised that many people are/will be closely watching the State House antics of Sal et gang. One of those closely watching should be Reilly.
‘A legislative Socrates he is not’:
Sal’s new ‘House speaker pro tempore.’
... Somewhat surprised by these positive poll numbers
for Mitt. Reilly should be happy too – if the numbers are accurate.