Beatty / Ogonowski

Question:  With Ogonowski doing so well against Tsongus a few months ago and Beatty doing as well as he did in 2006 against Delahunt, why wouldn’t these 2 go after Delahunt and Tsongus again instead of trying to beat the richest man in the US Senate (thanks to the hard work of the deceased Senator Heinz)?

I think both candidates would have had a great chance in a re-match against those 2 liberals.

Kerry was the democrats candidate for President in 2004.  I do not think beating him will be as easy as some have said.

I am not saying the GOP candidates can not win against Kerry but Kerry is a more difficult win than Tsongus and Delahunt.

Governor Weld was very popular and was supposed to beat Kerry but in the end because of Kerry spending over the agreed upon limit won 53% to 45%.  If Governor Weld did not win in 1996 after being re-elected in 1994 to the corner office with 71% of the vote, I do not know how the 2 GOP candidates can win with most people in this state not knowing who either candidate is!  

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  • wavemaker

    Incumbents only get beat when (1)they do something incredibly stupid (as in commit a crime), (2) when there is some sort of national ground-shift like there was last year, or (3)when they’ve been around too long and people are just sick and tired of looking at them.

    Kerry fits into #3, snugly at that.

    Delahunt is entrenched and is going nowhere against his will. Tsongas is new and people almost always give the rookie a second shot.

    All three of the races are long-odds. But Kerry’s negatives are embarrassingly high for a former Presdential nominee — familiarity breeds contempt.

  • Good Points to both of you.

    Perhaps one of the two candidates could run for Sec. of State someday or Lt. Gov should they not get the nomination or not win the general election.

    I disagree with the party chairman in the speech he gave at the Lincoln Day Breakfast when he said primaries are good for the party.

    I do not think they are.

    It always ends with one losing.

    When good candidates lose it has a negative effect on them in future elections.

  • Repeatedly.

    But, over ten months, he convinced me that his resume and expertise is tailor made to defeat Kerry, and he’s worked hard all that time.  And unlike his run against Delahunt, it isn’t an eight month campaign – he began a full year earlier.

    I asked Ogo to run against Tsongas again, but he wants to run for Senate.  He sees Kerry as weak, weaker than Tsongas.  I disagree with his assessment, and think he’d win a rematch, but it’s his race.

    But in general – and I tell this to ANY candidate I talk to – be prepared to run two and even three times.  For the same office.  And for cryin’ out loud – PLEASE run for local/municipal office first.  I’m so sick of people parachuting in to top slots, with farm team withering.