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  • February 03, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Stephen" asks:

    Kim Driscoll....Governor?

    I swear I just asked someone yesterday this exact question. The individual I asked agreed that the Salem mayor would be a great candidate, but thinks Driscoll is looking at running for lieutenant governor. That's probably the smart move. Of course, Driscoll has still not disproven my suggestions that she may be a witch.

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  • February 03, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Micah" asks:

    Who will challenge Menino next year?

    Will Dorcena, who ran a solid but losing campaign for city council last year, has declared that he will take on that suicide mission. I don't think John "JC Pennies" Connolly will try it, especially after slipping out of the top at-large spot. I haven't heard much about anyone looking at it, beyond prepping in case Menino doesn't run.

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  • February 03, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Marty" asks:

    I hear Bob Hedlund might be in a fight for his political life in November, any truth to that?

    That depends on how seriously you take Steve May. I can't give you a fair answer on that yet, but he hasn't raised big dough yet -- he ended the year with less than $2000 on hand. I wouldn't bet against the mighty Hedlund at this point.

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  • February 03, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    From the Twitters, "AltoidLover" asks:

    Newt clearly isn't going to win the nomination, but how much damage do you think he can do as he stumbles on fueled by superpac?

    That depends a great deal on how long the Adelsons, and/or others, decide they want to prop Newt up. He's not likely to have any momentum-driving victories in the next couple of weeks, so we'll see if the Adelsons want to keep paying for Romney-bashing ads in Super-Tuesday states and beyond, or just pack it in.

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  • February 03, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    Sure, everyone is talking about the Presidential race, or Liz vs Scotto, but the cool kids have their eye on the Massachusetts state legislature!

    "Guest" asks:

    Do you think Comrade Eldridge will be able to successfully recruit a band of idiots to run against his state Senate colleagues, who he deems as "not progressive enough?"

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  • February 03, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    It's been a long time since the rhyme rode a rough road, as Chuck D put it, and a long time since my last Ask Me Anything Day. So bring it on -- leave your questions as comments to this post, or email them to me at dbernstein@phx.com. Or, you can Tweet them to me at @dbernstein or with the hashtag #AskMeAnythingDay.

    I will provide my best answers, guesses, predictions, analyses, speculations, or gossip in separate posts throughout the day.

    So, ask me anything!

  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Elias Nugator" asks:

    Does Charlie Baker really want another crack at the corner office in 2014? Or is some other republican out in the weeds thinking about the Governor's race?

    "Chris Matthews" asks:

    If Brown loses do you see him running for governor in 2014?

    And via Twitter, "Fox Van Allen" asks:

    Take on the GOP next -- Mary Z.

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  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Jim C" asks:

    what did you have to say (on BNN) last night about the city election in Boston this year?

    "Kevin B. Gilnack" asks:

    Do who you expect to make it through the D2 and D3 -- and heck, D7 -- preliminary elections next Tuesday?

    I was indeed on BNN last night, yapping for a full half hour with the great Seth McCoy about the upcoming city elections, particularly the three district preliminaries.

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  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "John O'Neill" asks:

    Who do you think will be the Democratic Nominee for Governor in 2014?

    Lil' Timmy Murray. I think he might be beaten for the nomination, but I don't yet see the person who could do it.

    And yes, I realize that if I keep calling him that, one of these days I'm going to drive into Worcester and never return. Can't help myself.

  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Anonymous" asks via stealthy, identity-masking email:

    What's your take on the at-large race? Clearly, Connolly has the money and Arroyo appears to be strong in that department as well. Flaherty is finally in full campaign mode...who tops the ticket? Who's the one left out? And do you think topping the ticket is really that important for Connolly or any of the other mayoral hopefuls?

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  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Michael Graham," who may or may not be a slightly goofy-looking conservative radio talk-show host in Boston (congrats on the drive-time slot, BTW), sends the following Ask Me Anything Day question via email -- perhaps for fear of being caught on the Boston Phoenix web site:

    With the Energy Oversight Committee's hearings on Solyndra happening literally as I type, is anyone in the MA media going to ask committee member Ed Markey about his vote against even issuing a subpoena? Or about his public claims that the DOE/WH were "cooperating fully" back in July, before we saw the emails warning of Solyndra disaster?

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  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "David" asks:

    There's now a debate scheduled on 10/4 for the Democratic Senate candidates. As with most primaries, it seems like the candidates agree on most of the issues. What do you expect will be the major topics? Are there any statewide issues that we should be looking for them to talk about?

    I agree, there are unlikely to be many significant disagreements on the issues -- this early, it's more of a forum for candidates to express their "story" and demonstrate their ability to express liberal ideals in a way that resonates with the activist base.

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  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Jesse Wood" asks:

    What do you think this weeks New Hampshire polls mean for Jon Huntsman?

    Nothing, and everything. Nothing for winning the nomination, which he has no chance of doing, and everything for his odds of preserving his campaign through the New Hampshire primary.

    The poll, conducted by our friends at Suffolk U for WHDH, has the previously pulseless Huntsman leaping to a third-place 10% among likely Granite State GOP primary voters.

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  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Happy Ask Me Anything Friday!!! First up is "Rob," who goes straight to the big Massachusetts 2012 US Senate race:

    Have you heard any rumblings about any of the Democratic Senate candidates dropping out now that Elizabeth Warren is in the race? I'm wondering specifically about Setti Warren. Seems like this would be an opportune time for him to gracefully drop out, save face, and build up more experience for a run later on.

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  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    It's the first day of fall, and what better way to celebrate than with Ask Me Anything Friday? Plenty going on, with Boston city elections, the Great Scotto battle for US Senate, Presidential politics, the Fenway Fiasco, and all manner of policy, political, pop culture, and other issues swirling around.

    Pose your questions as comments to this post, or email them to me at dbernstein@phx.

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