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You know it's all over for Scott Brown when he takes to the streets of Boston with America's most famous NY Yankees fan: Rudy Giuliani

With the election just days away, US Senator Scott Brown campaigned in Boston’s North End Friday with former New York City mayor and fellow Republican Rudy Giuliani. Their visit drew a large crowd of supporters, who accompanied Brown down Hanover Street, chanting “Go, Scott, go!”

Yes, I'd say old Scott is going alright.  And Elizabeth Warren will be our next Senator from Mass.

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  •  Not sure what Brown was thinking (12+ / 0-)

    but he's clearly desperate. Must have some really bad internals.
    Let's hope so.  And let's get all our Warren voters to the polls!

    There are very few subjects which do not interest or fascinate me.

    by NYFM on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 11:11:11 PM PDT

  •  Mr. Independent brings in Mr. Idealogue (8+ / 0-)

    what a joke this guy is. Warren is going to be such a breath of fresh air in this state after these last 2 years with Brownie

    24/yo. Massachusetts. District MA-2.
    "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." - Unknown

    by aThracian on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 11:17:51 PM PDT

  •  Okay. There are many things negative about (4+ / 0-)
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    valadon, Bob Duck, assyrian64, PinHole

    ... Giuliani. But to posit that he's "America's biggest Yankees fan" is not only ludicrous, it's beside the point.

    He is the son of NYC Mafia who successfully decimated all Mafia influence except that in the NYC government.  In fact, he made that stronger.  

    Frankly, one of the things that Bloomberg quietly did was to dismantle the City Hall Mafia that Giuliani ensconced.

    Giuliani is an odious man. But his medium temperature love of the Yankees is not the disqualifying factor as an endorsement.

    Additions to Merriam-Webster's Thesaurus: New synonyms for "inelegant": 1."stupid", "ignorant"; 2. "devious"; 3. "delusional"

    by Glinda on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 11:24:54 PM PDT

    •  You say... (5+ / 0-)

      "But his medium temperature love of the Yankees is not the disqualifying factor as an endorsement"

      Obviously you haven't spent that much time in Boston. Take it from a native. It is here.

      : )

      "Deserves got nothing to do with it"-William Munny, "Unforgiven"

      by GDoyle on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 11:57:58 PM PDT

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      •  But that is precisely the problem ... (0+ / 0-)

        with Yankees fans/ Red Sox fans and diehard Republican voters /knee-jerk Democratic voters in both sports teams' demographic areas.

        I live in NYC but I have most of my family in Boston and the mentality that "I have to support my team no matter what" translates directly into the "I have to support the party I'm registered to no matter what" bullshit.  The relationship between team loyalty in these two cities is orthogonal to party loyalty. But it stems from the same mindless adherence to a "team" that may be boosterism in its sports guise but is purely stupid in its political guise.

        / rant over

        JMHO.

        Additions to Merriam-Webster's Thesaurus: New synonyms for "inelegant": 1."stupid", "ignorant"; 2. "devious"; 3. "delusional"

        by Glinda on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:10:51 AM PDT

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        •  Gives them an excuse not to think about it (0+ / 0-)

          and cover in the herd who do the same thing. Believe me, a person who thinks independently is by and large a person mostly alone and not a part of any group  -- and not by his choice.

          Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

          by fourthcornerman on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 03:01:33 AM PDT

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        •  It's tribal (4+ / 0-)
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          Dirk McQuigley, GDoyle, cai, dhshoops

          Imagine going to campaign in Green Bay with the quarterback from the Steelers or the Patriots.

          It's not mindless; it's a matter of regional identity and pride. And it's not comparable to party affiliation because it's only a ballgame, not setting public policy.

          That's why Martha Coakley's refusal to "waste" time greeting fans outside Fenway Park was a really dumb move, one of many that cost her the election.

          •  rugbymom, who? (0+ / 0-)

            We know not these Steelers and Patriots you speak-of.

            The death knell in Green Bay would be to show-up with a Detroit, Chicago, or Minneapolis politician/quarterback/what-have-you.

            The going to, or winning the Super Bowl is secondary to winning the NFC North, Division Title.

            Brown campaigning with Rudy G in the North End was pandering to the already Party Faithful, in a conservative (formerly Italian, now Yuppiefied) enclave of Boston.

        •  Nice try, this native NYer HATES the Yankees (2+ / 0-)
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          NYFM, 43north

          Mets fan. You wanna come up w/ a different theory. Maybe people hate the Yankees, because they're the Yankees. They always win. They always cheat.  Spare me your indignation.

          •  Yeah, well, I think all sports fans are idiots (0+ / 0-)

            And you are projecting. I don't have any indignation. I have weltschmerz.

            As a "corporate team" sports fan your indignation is kneejerk. The most manipulable people in the US are sports fans.  "Corporate sports" are merely a different opiate of the people, as he Romans well knew.

            Additions to Merriam-Webster's Thesaurus: New synonyms for "inelegant": 1."stupid", "ignorant"; 2. "devious"; 3. "delusional"

            by Glinda on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 09:32:38 PM PDT

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    •  In Boston, Yankees are more hated than the Mafia (4+ / 0-)
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      stlsophos, NYFM, GDoyle, cai

      putting this in the "what was he thinking?" category.

  •  The whole campaign Brown has avoided the 'R' word (2+ / 0-)
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    NYFM, dhshoops

    Kinda like he's not really Republican, he's independent.
    Now he parades around Boston with Republican Giuliani. It whiffs of desparation. He's trying anything now to see if it catches.

    "It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth." - Morpheus

    by CitizenOfEarth on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 06:13:39 AM PDT

  •  Hard to believe that (0+ / 0-)

    40 years ago Rudy was a Democrat who voted for McGovern.  By 1977, he was a Republican. WTF happened?

    "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

    by TLS66 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 06:10:52 PM PDT

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