Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Okay, let's say it out loud: I actually like Deval Patrick

From the media onslaught (and the really impressive array of road signs in Burlington), one would think that all of MA was planning on voting for Charlie Baker -- or at most were voting *against* Baker. Because of course, no one could possibly want to vote for Deval Patrick.

But y'know, I voted for the guy the first time around, and I don't regret the decision. Sure, he's made some decisions I disagree with, but I don't think I can name a politician of any import of whom that's not true. By and large I've found his policies and approaches decently sensible, and his dismissive attitude toward the usual political bullshit rather refreshing. (As opposed to Baker, who seems to be an identikit Republican candidate, with just enough carefully managed "anger" to get some Tea Party street cred, lots of good-sounding soundbites that turn out to be mutually contradictory when you look at them carefully, but mostly a cautious avoidance of concrete proposals.)

So we're letting the Patrick campaign put out a lawn sign, because I actually do want to see him re-elected. The noise machine is very focused on All Incumbents Are Evil, but I don't agree.

(Of course, my random button of the day is the traditional "Cthulhu for President: Why Vote For the Lesser Evil?". Seems to be the meme of the day...)
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