I thought tonight's GOP Presidential debate was a good one, a lively affair with plenty of hashing out of genuine differences among the candidates. Interesting crowd, too, up at UNH in Durham. The biggest applause line, by my ears, was for the suggestion that the Virginia Tech massacre would have been less deadly had the students on campus been armed.
Niki is a nice person, I like her and I know she means well, but let's face it; she represents more of the same tired Washington that continues to fail us.
Dig blogger -- and then in turn Jon
Kennedy, and Charley at Blue Mass group -- have jumped all over a Boston Globe
reference to the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's estimate that its casino "could
generate up to $100 million a year in additional state revenue." $100
million? Chump change, these bloggers say.
Congratulations to Niki Tsongas, who ran a very effective, well-organized, mistake-free campaign -- and she worked hard for it; she didn't just sit back, attend some fundraisers, shoot some ads, and wait for the votes to come in. Kudos also to Eileen Donoghue, who gave it a darn good ride. Jamie Eldridge and Barry Finegold ran good races too, but they were up against it in this one from the beginning, in addition to the obstacle of expanding from a state rep district to a congressional one.