About Last Night: Kennedy-free Massachusetts Edition

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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  1. Saul Degraw says:

    I have nothing to add here other than this is spot on. Kennedy tried to run to the right in a solid blue state where the mood is for more liberal politics. Markey has been a solid and reliable liberal for his entire career even when it was unfashionable and unpopular. He is a very popular Senator. There was no reason for Kennedy to run except for what you mentioned and perhaps the impatience that some younger Democrats have about how old the Democratic bench is.Report

  2. CJColucci says:

    When Ted Kennedy was running for President, a Doonesbury cartoon portrayed a reporter asking why he was running and after he phumphed for a while the reporter said: “A verb, Senator, we need a verb.”Report

  3. Jaybird says:

    In the various explanations of why Mister Kennedy (Kennedy) didn’t catch on, this tweet keeps going around:

    My favorite take on it pointed out that the tweet started off okay but kept getting worse and worse and worse.Report

  4. George P. Bush (Jeb!’s kid) is an elected official in Texas, so there’s still work to be done.Report

  5. Brandon Berg says:

    There never was, and Joe couldn’t articulate, a reason for him to replace Ed Markey other than “I’m a Kennedy and it’s my turn”.

    Anyone endorsed by Our Revolution in a primary is an excellent candidate for replacement.Report