Last night Iron Mike and I went to cover the Massachusetts GOP Chairman Candidate Forum in Gardner. We braved the snow… and arrived at Williams Restaurant greeted by Kirsten’s loyal following. They looked a lot like Scott Brown’s loyal following. And as numerous as well.
I’m going to keep this brief, as Iron Mike did an excellent job covering the previous event in painful detail. Jon Golnik was the moderator and did a superb job posing previously submitted questions to each candidate in turn, while keeping the meeting on schedule.
After nearly an hour of verbal give-and-take the choice seemed obvious. Rick Green answered each question freshly, with well thought out plans and objectives. Kirsten Hughes, however, answered many of the questions with the same answer. Time and time again. It was painful to hear. Here was someone, running to change the party direction, pushing the same old tired agenda that got us to obscurity in the first place.
Rick Green spoke of his experience starting up the MFA (Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance http://www.massfiscal.org) (including funding and organization), starting up his own company when others said it wouldn’t be possible, and very clearly demonstrated his vision for the future of the MassGOP. Ms. Hughes talked about “Unity Summits” reminiscent of those times, you remember them, at summer camp when all would gather round the campfire and sing “Kumbiya”. Sorry, Kirsten. We don’t need a Campfire Girl… we need a leader. Go have some S’Mores… we’ve had enough.
To anyone who attended last night’s meeting it should be very obvious that Rick Green is the future of the GOP in Massachusetts. If you are considering voting for Kirsten Hughes you must believe that being stuck in the same rut is a good policy. Don’t get stuck in a rut. rr