Tag Archives: Ted Kennedy

Rest In Peace Michael Ford, Political Strategist Extraordinaire

I knew Mike Ford before he was Michael Ford. He and I roomed together in 1970, the year he graduated from Xavier University. That Jesuit institution in Cincinnati left an indelible mark on Mike, as strong as Holy Communion or … Continue reading

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The New Republic Disses Scott Brown, Dishes Boston Globe

Excellent grist for the Massachusetts mill in the latest issue of The New Republic. First up: According to TNR, incumbent Sen. Scott Brown has already lost to challenger Elizabeth Warren. Dead tree version (web version here): Brown and Out Why … Continue reading

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The Bain Of Mitt Romney’s Existence

Just as with Ted Kennedy in 1994 and the Boston Globe in 2002, Mitt Romney’s vulture capitalist record has come back to haunt him, this time in Sunday’s New York Times. After a Romney Deal, Profits and Then Layoffs By … Continue reading

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The Ghost Of Ted K Haunts Mitt Romney (II)

The hardworking staff previously noted Politico’s unearthing of an unaired TV spot produced by Ted Kennedy’s 1994 reelection campaign vs. Mitt Romney. We could not, however, locate video of the ad on Politico. Friday’s Boston Globe helpfully provided it. Except it … Continue reading

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The Ghost Of Ted K Haunts Mitt Romney

And by “ghost,” of course, the hardworking staff means former Ted Kennedy advisers. The haunting part is an unaired TV spot from Kennedy’s 1994 reelection campaign that depicted challenger Mitt Romney as a vulture capitalist who helped consulting firm Bain … Continue reading

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Oh Brother (Blue), Where Wert Thou?

Three-plus weeks after the fact, the New York Times obituarized Boston’s own Brother Blue. Hugh Morgan Hill, who as the storyteller known as Brother Blue captivated passers-by on the streets of Boston and Cambridge, Mass., with his parables, life stories … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends

Item: Mike Capuano Grabs the Mike Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley may have jumped the gun in the race to fill Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, but Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Ted Kennedy) has fired the first shot. Capuano simultaneously launched his … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day®

Interesting to see who ran memorial ads for Ted Kennedy. The Boston Globe house ad last week and Sunday’s Massachusetts Hospital Association ad (“One man can make all the difference”) make sense, but what about last week’s Lockheed Martin ad … Continue reading

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Boston Globe’s Grate Ted K Editorial

Official Campaign Outsider Prediction™: The Boston Globe’s gonna get a lotta mail off Thursday’s Edward Kennedy, 1932-2009 editorial. The lede: “Ted Kennedy was not a great man.” Yes, well, tell that to . . . you’ll find out.

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Edward M. Kennedy, R.I.P.

I haven’t posted anything about the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, mainly because I don’t have anything especially profound to say about his passing. But I will say this: He was a great – and greatly flawed – man, … Continue reading

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