It wasn’t that long ago, back in September, when Curt Schilling was actually considering a run at the late Ted Kennedy’s senate seat.
Although he eventually declined to run, it wouldn’t be a political race if Curt Schilling wasn’t involved.
This weekend Democratic candidate Martha Coakley called Curt Schilling a Yankee fan, to which Shill replied, “I’ve been called a LOT of things…But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan. Well, check that, if you didn’t know what the hell is going on in your own state maybe you could…”
Bam. There is no coming back from that. Right? Massachusetts can’t elect a senator who is clueless when it comes to Boston sports.
So, even though Curt didn’t run, he somehow worked his way into the race and may have been part of the downfall of the Coakley campaign.
As you can see I am keeping this post on the lighter side. I could get into this very deeply but choose not to in this forum. However, it is hard to overlook just how historic this election could be. A Republican has not been elected to a Mass. senate seat since 1972.
But regardless of who the winner is, a fire seems to have been lit and a public energized. It started in Virginia and New Jersey and seems to have carried over to the most liberal state in the union.
It’s good stuff. But enough of that.
Another funny thing was pointed out to me yesterday. Martha Coakley’s husband is a retired Cambridge police officer. This past week the Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association announced they would also be backing Scott Brown in the Mass. Senatorial Election. That’s just awkward.
Obviously I can’t endorse a candidate on behalf of OWS. And, well, if I did what would that really do? At the same time, I will say that the Boston Globe endorsed Martha Coakley. Of course. Now, honestly, how much significance does that endorsement really hold?
The Globe can’t even run a profitable newspaper. OWS is a cash cow in comparison to the Boston Globe.