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  • June 29, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    Loving the questions --please keep 'em coming!

    "Mathew Helman" (of ProgressMass) asks:

    How would you rank Scott Brown's "Killer B's" in terms of how much each hurts Brown with Massachusetts voters: 1) Big Banks & Wall Street; 2) Blunt Amendment; 3) Big Oil; 4) Buffett Rule

    1) Small amount

    2) Slightly less small amount


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  • June 29, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Rob" asks:

    Mitt Romney apparently uses "Born Free" by Kid Rock as his campaign theme song. What song would you have picked for Romney?

    Hmmm... Bob Dylan "Sundown On The Union"?

    Add your own suggestions.

  • June 29, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Elias Nugator" asks:

    Romney VP Predictions? With justification if possible...

    I've been saying since roughly January that it'll be Ohio Senator Rob Portman -- partly because he's exactly the solid, safe, do-no-harm pick Romney wants, and partly because of what I pick up as a reporter about what the campaign thinks.

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  • June 29, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "David" asks:

    Any reason to expect that Deval would join a second Obama Administration in some fashion? If not, what's your prediction for him in 2015?

    I still think pretty much what I wrote in the paper a year ago -- Patrick's not thinking of running for anything else, and he'll most likely fashion a post-gubernatorial career combining some money-making (on corporate boards, special legal work, whatever), some non-profit activity (establishing a policy institute, chairing a foundation, whatever), some party statesmanship (both behind-the-scenes king-making and as a public spokesperson), and/or some public service.

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  • June 29, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    Happy Ask Me Anything Day! "Fall River Conservative" asks:

    In the MA-04 GOP primary... will Steinhof win due to constant back and forth sniping of Bielat and Childs? I sure hope so, because he seems like the True Conservative out of the three candidates!

    Hmmm....congressional candidate David Steinhof is a "Fall River Conservative" - are you related?

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  • June 29, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    A little late start, but there's still lots and lots of day left -- so if there's anyone around on a summer Friday to ask me anything, go ahead and ask!

    Leave Qs as comments to this post, or email them to me at dbernstein@phx.com, and I'll do my best to provide As in seperate posts throughout the day.

    Looking forward to it!

  • May 18, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    A couple of Boston questions! "R.O.B." asks:

    After Mayor Menino, who are the most powerful figures in city government?

    This strikes me as one of those mind-bender Zen koans. There is no power in the city of Boston that is not ultimately derived from Mayor Menino, is there?

    I'll say this, though: aside from Menino, there may be nobody with more influence on the city's future than Kairos Shen of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

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  • May 18, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Beacon Hill Gossip," a real troublemaker, asks:

    Of Beacon Hills current crop of Legislators, which do you think have either overstayed their welcome, hit the glass ceiling, or are just plain ineffective, and should take a hint and look for a new career?

    Well, let's start with my stated opinion -- and I'm serious about this -- that we should shut down the house of representatives and send them all home.

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  • May 18, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "John Y." brings us back to local races:

    How do see the 3rd Middlesex State Senate race shaping up? Any favorite in the crowded field?

    It's a great, great field of candidates isn't it? This is the open seat where Democrat Susan Fargo is retiring. If I had to guess, I think Mara Dolan wins it. She has some good endorsements (including Congressman Capuano) and should benefit from so many men splitting votes.

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  • May 18, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Jack" goes back to the US Senate race:

    Elizabeth Warren is meeting with Bay Staters, face to face, in small and large groups, at a steady pace. Contrast that with Coakley, who didn't have the time or inclination to present herself. Also, Brown is tied up in Washington, for now. Further, Brown is known mostly by public persona, rather than direct contact with residents/voters.

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  • May 18, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Bellavita" asks:

    It's nice of our President to 'come out' about his personal support of homosexuals. Forgive me, but as President, shouldn't he have done something to help that along at this point? What do you predict he will actually DO, if anything, to support individual rights further? THANKS!

    Well, I recommend you take a look at my new feature in this week's Boston Phoenix on this topic.

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  • May 18, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Thecosmicamerican" asks:

    I've heard many people discuss the absence of MA elected officials ready to take the next step into the Governorship, US Senate, etc. Who on Beacon Hill now do you see as future Statewide (nationwide?) figures?

    I'd look off of Beacon Hill for upcoming talent, but on the hill (not counting those already in statewide office) I think you can see Katherine Clark, maybe Ben Downing.

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  • May 18, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    Turning from the high-profile to the obscure, "EliasNugator" asks:

    Who is the "front runner" in the 24th Middlesex Democratic Primary for State Rep? How does that General Election shape up?

    That's the open seat in Arlington/Belmont/Cambridge, previously held by William Brownsberger, who won a special election to become state senator.

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  • May 18, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "KZB," who is clearly a horrible troublemaker, asks:

    Call it now -- who wins, Brown or Warren? By how much?

    Brown by 3 percentage points. But the confidence level on that is low, and the margin of error is high.

  • May 18, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    Off we go on a fabulous Ask Me Anything Day! First up, "jessiekb" asks:

    Will delegates to the Democratic state convention give Marisa Defranco the 15% she needs in order to appear on the primary ballot in September?

    Yes. Just about every Democratic insider I've asked thinks so, and I get no sense that top party and Elizabeth Warren people are willing to make the kind of effort it would take to prevent it -- if they can.

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