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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The Democratic establishment rallies around Ed Markey (43 comments)

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  •  Well, conventional wisdom isn't always correct... (4+ / 0-)

    I'm no expert on all the ins-and-outs of MA politics, but ISTM that all the Brown-will-run-again talk stems from the fact that the MA Republicans don't have a really good "bench" - what polling I've seen (mainly on dKos fwiw) shows Ed Markey handily trouncing all the possible GOP candidates, except for Scott Brown: who he beats a little more narrowly - and Brown, whatever else his (manifold) flaws, is really their only well-known name.

    A more salient question, IMO, is whether Gov. Patrick will now name Rep. Markey to the vacancy, or still go with the idea of a "placeholder" till the special....

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