'Former Treasurer Joe Malone is brought on stage'
is doing a good job covering the state GOP convention in Lowell. But it's still thin gruel after the governor and lt. governor : Joe Malone, Peter Blute ... American Idol finalist Ayla Brown
provided the star power and sang the national anthem. ...Update
-- Ken Chase
has been nominated
as the GOP's designated road kill in the U.S. Senate race. ... Correction: Chase was endorsed, not nominated. My mistake.Update II
- 4.30.06 -- Scot
thinks the GOP's anti-Democrats/one-party-state mantra is wearing thin. Maybe. But it's still a potent argument. Agree on this: Healey is no Weld or Mitt. More like a weak Cellucci. But even Cellucci won. ... My early prediction for general election: Tom Reilly, if he gets his act together and gets through the Dem convention and primary. He's lost respect over the past few months. But he does have that straight-and-narrow feel that appeals to Independents. ... Kerry Healey, if Reilly doesn't get the Dem nod. She's a more formidable candidate than critics think.Update III
- 4.30.06 -- I missed the column by Joan
, who makes the good point about Healey's appeal to Independent women voters. ... Wayne
(sub. req.) also had good tips for Healey, among them how she can use her somewhat modest background to deflect the rich-girl image. She seems to be following that advice. But nothing can deflect John's devastating criticism
of her campaign's use of a Boston song. ...