(It is important to defeat Markey. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
It’s been more than 24 hours since the polls closed and Gabriel Gomez was declared the winner, by a comfortable margin, of the Republican primary. Since then we have witnessed much teeth gnashing about how Gomez is not conservative enough, about how he doesn’t deserve our support, about how it’s time to take our ball and go home and sit out the general election.
To this line of thought I say simply, shut up, stop whining and think about what’s at stake. Do you really want to be responsible for Ed Markey being elected as the next U.S. Senator from Massachusetts?
Yes, if you stay home and don’t vote for Gomez you have contributed to the election of Ed Markey.
Yes, if you continue the ongoing attacks against Gomez you have contributed to the election of Ed Markey. The primary is over, the candidate we supported may have won or lost (mine lost) but rest assured, Gomez will face enough attacks from here on forward from the Democrats and their friends in the media that we do not need to help them in their cause.
I have one overarching goal – I do not want Ed Markey as my next U.S. Senator! I am pretty sure that most of you don’t either, so its time to act like it and get to working beating Markey.
If you need a little bit more motivation, think about how a Markey defeat would stick it to all the Dems lining up to run to replace him and the people lining up to replace them. I say, No, let’s stop them all in their tracks. Let’s give some of our rising stars the opportunity to grow a little more so that they can make a run at all these seats.
So yes, you may not find Gomez your favorite choice, but you don’t like Markey and you don’t want to cede all these other seats from Congress to State Senate to State Rep to the Democrats.
It’s time to focus on the end goal and that is stopping the Democrats and Ed Markey from winning this seat and all those that change hands and get locked into new and younger Democrats. That means voting for and working for Gomez so let’s get started.