Democrat Strategy in Massachusetts for 2012 … Ask Vickie Kennedy Run for Teddy’s Old US Senate Seat, Again


Talk about the Democrats having a lack of options to run for the US Senate seat in Massachusetts in 2012.

After the death of Teddy Kennedy, Democrats wanted his widow Vickie Kennedy to run for the seat against upstart Repub;ican Scott Brown. She said no and the rest was 2009 GOP history as Scott Brown won the US Senate seat in MA in a special election.

So what is the Democrats answer in 2012 for the seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy, ask his widow again to run again. It is hard to beleive that a state so predominately dominated by Democrats in the US House, Senate and State House has no political answers other that trtting out the widow of the late Edward Kennedy.

Nearly one year after Edward M. Kennedy’s death, prominent Democrats in Washington and Massachusetts are promoting his widow as the party’s best shot at winning back the Senate seat he held for nearly five decades.

Though she has seemed to bat down the idea of challenging Sen. Scott Brown (R) in 2012, Victoria Reggie Kennedy has been in some ways acting the part of a candidate. She has raised her public profile by campaigning for other politicians and appearing at events across the country.

The prospect of her candidacy is fast becoming a source of family tension, according to several Kennedy intimates. Some relatives fear that a campaign against Brown — a popular figure even in liberal Massachusetts — would distract Kennedy from promoting her late husband’s legacy, they said.

So the Democrat strategy is to have a “Kennedy” run? That hardly appears to be a strategy, nor does it seem as if any potential Democrats were ever groomed as a replacement to Ted Kennedy. Once again we see the flaw of not having term limits and looking at the US Senate as if it is the Supreme Court and a job for life.

No matter how the Democrats look at it, Scott Brown will be difficult to beat in the People’s seat US Senate race as he is the most popular politician in Massachusettes out-polling both Barack Obama and Senator John Kerry.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Democrat Strategy in Massachusetts for 2012 … Ask Vickie Kennedy Run for Teddy’s Old US Senate Seat, Again”

    1. Greg the Mongoose on August 16th, 2010 6:32 am

      Maybe they could run Arlene Spector? He owns a summer house in Martha’s vineyard.

    2. jodyo on August 16th, 2010 9:18 am

      But, but… Don’t you understand? The seat belongs to the Kennedy family, not the people of MA, and MUST be returned to them in the next election.

    3. NGBoston on August 16th, 2010 9:49 am

      Camelot has ended. Massachusetts has long been ready for a change. Don’t think this is a good idea, but wouldn’t be a surprise in the least.

      If this is the best this State can come up with, that’s a pretty sad reflection upon the Commonwealth.

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