Friday, January 8, 2010

Time is of the Essence

I just came across mention of Scott Brown, candidate in Massachusetts running for Sen. Kennedy's vacant seat in a special election to be held January 19th. He is against the current healthcare bill, and against cap-and-trade, but also seems to be a typical proponent of mixed-economy solutions to these problems. Still, he would be better than someone who would support the Democrats on these two policies.

Check him out. If you find him reasonable, consider donating to his campaign and spreading the word.

Other articles:

Rasmussen Report on the Massachusetts Senatorial race. This has some interesting details on the dislike of MA's health care with the state, and on the fact the race may be closer than the raw numbers (50% Coakley, 41% Bown) indicate.

More on the race at Keller @ Large blog.

The Washington Post has a different take on the race, apparently, the GOP is not providing much financial support.

According to this article, Brown supports treating Abdulmutallab, the Al Qaeda Christmas bomber, as an enemy combatant, not a common criminal and does not consider water-boarding an illegitimate interrogation technique. He showed poor taste and judgement in a 2007 speech to a high school, and is against gay marriage.

That's about all I can find for now.


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2 comments:

Rational Education said...

Beth,
Related to your post, you may find this news story of interest on how Democrats are trying to shore up Oakley against Brown. I read another report which said Democrats plan to send Bill Clinton to woo voters as well. The Democrats tactics need to be exposed!

http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/11/drug-company-and-hmo-lobbyists-try-to-save-democrat-in-massachusetts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Jasmine

Beth said...

Thanks for the comment and the link. I just received an email announcing that Brown's campaign was able to raise $1.3 million in one day! Let's hope they put it to some good use.