the latest on Mitt
Wednesday, November 06, 2002
Mitt Romney led Republicans to their fourth straight gubernatorial victory yesterday, riding a wave of outsider fervor and Olympic flourish to beat Shannon P. O'Brien and the strongest Democratic challenge in a decade. 1994 U.S. Senate loss and vaults him to the national political stage.
``Tonight, we sent a loud and clear message,'' Romney boomed from a Park Plaza ballroom, flanked by his large family.
``That message is that it's time for a new era in Massachusetts government. The message is that the people come first, not the politicians.''
Romney promised to cross party lines, vowing to work with Democrats to solve the state's gaping, $1.5 billion budget deficit.
``I'm convinced that the only way we can solve our problems is to put aside the things that separate us and come together with a common purpose,'' he said.
``Tonight, I'm asking you to join me in forging a new era in Massachusetts, an era of inclusion - an era of inclusion where Republicans and Democrats and Greens and Independents . . . work together to create opportunity for all our citizens.''
posted at 2:05 AM
Tuesday, November 05, 2002
NewsCenter 5 has projected that Republican Mitt Romney will defeat Democrat Shannon O'Brien.Yahoo!
posted at 7:11 PM
The Results Are In!
At least, over at WB56's online poll.
posted at 4:45 AM
Secretary of State William F. Galvin predicted that 2.4 million of the state's active voters will cast ballots today, a 70 percent turnout that would rival the historic turnout in 1990's race between William F. Weld and John Silber. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. statewide.
``This is a not-to-be missed election,'' Galvin said. ``It's one that people will remember for years to come.''
posted at 4:08 AM
Take Romney... if the common complaint among the rank and file is that we need new faces in politics, his is the most accomplished we've seen in a long, long time. He's a master of numbers at a time when Beacon Hill finances are slipping out of anyone's control. He has righted wrongs as monumental as the Olympics. He has a Midas touch with money. And, all said and done, he has integrity.
This is the closest, most interesting, most important election in Massachusetts in a dozen years, and on this day, it takes leave of the pollsters, the media strategists, and the commentators that know even less than they seem.
Today, it falls to you. Take advantage and go vote.
posted at 4:00 AM
Saturday, November 02, 2002
Republican Mitt Romney has seized the momentum in the final hours of the gubernatorial race, pulling even with Democrat Shannon O'Brien - who was severely damaged by her final debate performance, a Boston Sunday Herald poll shows.
The poll shows that independent voters, turned off by O'Brien's showing in last week's Herald debate finale, are breaking heavily toward Romney.
posted at 6:34 PM
Friday, November 01, 2002
Difficult economic times require a special brand of leader, one with a vision of what can be, one not bound to the old ways, not weighed down with special-interest baggage, and yet one with a set of basic values that don't change over time or with the political winds.
Mitt Romney is that kind of leader, the kind of leader Massachusetts needs as governor right now.
posted at 4:58 PM
posted at 9:01 AM
Now let me see if I have this straight. Shannon O'Brien calls Mitt Romney a liar in Tuesday's debate. She wags her finger at him. She constantly interrupts him. She dodges virtually every substantative question she's asked with a smirk that won't go away. And Romney's toss-off one-word description of her conduct as ''unbecoming'' somehow, in some bizarre way, becomes the story of the day. Beam me up, Scotty. I'm not sure I understand this thing called Massachusetts politics anymore.The only thing we need to understnd right now is that Mitt Romney needs all of us to get out there and vote on Tuesday November 5th!
posted at 5:14 AM