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Joe Kennedy Cryptic Message on Facebook- is he throwing in the towel? (Vanity)
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Posted on 01/14/2010 9:12:16 PM PST by mnehring

Joe Kennedy this evening posted a very cryptic message on his Facebook page indicating that he can't officially take his name off the ballot but it seems he is at least actively or mentally dropping out of the race.

Joe Kennedy For Senate Simply Put: 1. My name can not be removed from the ballot - 12/11/09 was the deadline. 2. I only have one vote to give and that is my own. 3. I have not and will not ask anyone to do anything but vote who they want to vote for. If you people to vote for your candidate you have 2 choices. Make your candidate someone who... they would want to vote for or find another candidate.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: coakley; joekennedy; ma2010; massachusetts; scottbrown; thirdparty
Dem/Independent trojan horse candidate calling it quits?
1 posted on 01/14/2010 9:12:18 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Wonder if Obama called him and told him to drop out. Seems like his voters are likely to go to Coakley.


2 posted on 01/14/2010 9:14:27 PM PST by woweeitsme
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To: mnehring

The leftist will likely endorse Matha Croakley on Thursday or Friday. Leftists love doing this kind of stuff.

Must be almost as fun as “discovering” a thousand ballots in your trunk during a recount.


3 posted on 01/14/2010 9:14:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: woweeitsme

Sounds like he was posting while drunk.


4 posted on 01/14/2010 9:15:56 PM PST by Hildy (This Christmas, the Democrats have given America the one gift that keeps on taking.)
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To: mnehring

What towel? He’s the waterboy in this race.


5 posted on 01/14/2010 9:17:29 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: mnehring

Who gets hurt if he withdraws? I suspect Brown - since the Kennedy name might have attracted 3% of the DEMs who didn’t realize that he is not one of THE Kennedy’s. I wonder what he received.


6 posted on 01/14/2010 9:17:35 PM PST by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: GeronL

No during the debate he made the emphasis on spending to much.
...and I worked calling for four days and had a few people tell me they liked what Kennedy had to say but knew he couldn’t win and were therefor voting for Brown.
Even I agreed with him on a few issues. I think it will help Scott more.


7 posted on 01/14/2010 9:19:19 PM PST by TShaunK
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To: bjc
Who gets hurt if he withdraws? I suspect Brown - since the Kennedy name might have attracted 3% of the DEMs who didn’t realize that he is not one of THE Kennedy’s.

At least his legendary name will still be on the ballots.

8 posted on 01/14/2010 9:19:23 PM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: bjc
I wonder what he received.

A little visit from Coakley thug Michael Meehan?

9 posted on 01/14/2010 9:19:44 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: bjc

Except he was playing to the tea party crowd claiming to be the tea party candidate and claiming to be a libertarian. (fyi, the Tea Party Express endorsed Scott Brown).


10 posted on 01/14/2010 9:20:16 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Did you read some of the posts on his wall?
some people need to up their meds....


11 posted on 01/14/2010 9:21:47 PM PST by GQuagmire ( Angry Scrubwoman: Martha Coakley)
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To: GQuagmire

I saw one where they were cheering his promoting a two state solution for Israel/Palestine. That told me I had seen enough.


12 posted on 01/14/2010 9:23:44 PM PST by mnehring
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To: TShaunK

He was trying to steal GOP votes by sounding conservative, which he is not. He is not going to endorse Brown, that much is pretty clear.


13 posted on 01/14/2010 9:25:18 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: mnehring

The ballots have been printed, his name remains on it. On Tuesday some of the Moonbats and welfare layabouts will see his name and vote for him. Not as many, but they still throw their vote away, which is good for Scott.


14 posted on 01/14/2010 9:27:18 PM PST by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: TShaunK

You must be in the state and working the issues. DO you get a good sense about the Tues. Brown turnout?


15 posted on 01/14/2010 9:30:01 PM PST by MHT
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To: bjc

The thing is, his name is still on the ballot, so pulling out at this point won’t have the entire intended effect... So, if anyone is still confused at this point, they will have the opportunity to still vote for a Kennedy and if they ARE confused they will also most likely not have a CLUE that their vote will be wasted on someone no longer running...

JMHO — I have no real experience in MA elections. I’m just praying for Brown from afar!


16 posted on 01/14/2010 9:31:39 PM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: mnehring

Geesh, I only heard the one (now-infamous) exchange between Brown and Kennedy at the most recent debate via YouTube and even from THAT exchange ALONE it’s clear the guy is definitely NOT a libertarian! No libertarian would EVER support Socialized Medicine! And if anyone tells you different they haven’t a CLUE what libertarianism means.


17 posted on 01/14/2010 9:34:58 PM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Hildy

“Sounds like he was posting while drunk.”

It is very loopy and incoherent.


18 posted on 01/14/2010 9:45:04 PM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: MHT

Yes I am in state, and made calls out of the most western campign headqarters in Holyoke,Ma.
And I can say with the most confidence that positve responses regarding Brown were at least 5-1 in favor over Marxist coakley. (and I’m being conservative and I actually kept score and have made over 400 calls)

Heres a story.Wensday we were calling to the Pittsfield area (where Butch coakley comes from). And a woman screamed “WoW” and we said whats that all about.And she said she just got off the phone with a couple that knew Coakley personally and were voting for Brown.


19 posted on 01/14/2010 9:45:55 PM PST by TShaunK
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To: woweeitsme

He is a libertarian. His votes won’t go to Coakley. Kennedy is sucking votes away from Brown. Coakley expressly asked that Kennedy be invited to the debate.


20 posted on 01/14/2010 9:47:01 PM PST by kabar
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To: GQuagmire

Contrast the comments on Coakley’s, Brown’s and Kennedy’s facebook pages.

Kennedy as you pointed out, has some strange birds.
Coakley’s page is full real negative nillys blaming the radical right wing and Bush for all their problems.
Brown’s page is like a pep-rally with people fired up and excited.


21 posted on 01/14/2010 9:47:23 PM PST by mnehring
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To: TShaunK
Massachusetts Miracle
22 posted on 01/14/2010 9:49:11 PM PST by kabar
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To: mnehring

Joe Kennedy For Senate For the Brown supporters this is a Fan page.

If you are not a Fan then there is no reason for you here. Please go somewhere else, if you would like my assistance winning this election here is what you can do... You can go find a chat room or Blog or any online place where there are people concerned about Gay Rights. No one who cares about Gay ...
See More
2 minutes ago

From Kennedys facebook page.

Just updated. I think. Weird post.


23 posted on 01/14/2010 9:53:35 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: mnehring

Joe Kennedy For Senate For the Brown supporters this is a Fan page.

If you are not a Fan then there is no reason for you here. Please go somewhere else, if you would like my assistance winning this election here is what you can do... You can go find a chat room or Blog or any online place where there are people concerned about Gay Rights. No one who cares about Gay Rights is voting for Scott Brown.... No one. You can tell them, if you want to vote for someone who will fight harder than anyone for Gay rights - Vote for Joe Kennedy... You will be informing voters and taking away votes from the Coakley campaign that Brown would never get. You can do the same with people who want to end the War. Go into the Chat room or write in the comments on a Blog... No one wants to bring home the troops more than Joe Kennedy.... You will be informing voters of the truth and taking voters from Coakley that Brown would never get.

That is at least constructive. Sitting on my Fan page and trying to make your point is useless and a waste of all our time. If you want to win and you want my help, take Coakley voters that you could never win and bring them to me.
8 minutes ago

Full post from Kennedy 8 min ago.


24 posted on 01/14/2010 9:59:13 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: TShaunK

(DO you get a good sense about the Tues. Brown turnout?)

Oh yeah to answer your question.Absolutley.I’ve also hade people say.”Yes I’m voting for Brown and I’m a democrat!” in an almost defiant manner.

Anything you read from up here is real.They love Scott he has a real F-U attitude toward the “machine” dem or pub.
And he has a real provincial attitude like most people here. He is our Sarah.He has gotten people to rally around him.(He is ours! Don’t F with him!) Type of thing.
Thats the feeling I get anyway.


25 posted on 01/14/2010 10:00:54 PM PST by TShaunK
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To: Jet Jaguar

Bizarre.

Here is the rest:

No one who cares about Gay ... See MoreRights is voting for Scott Brown.... No one. You can tell them, if you want to vote for someone who will fight harder than anyone for Gay rights - Vote for Joe Kennedy... You will be informing voters and taking away votes from the Coakley campaign that Brown would never get. You can do the same with people who want to end the War. Go into the Chat room or write in the comments on a Blog... No one wants to bring home the troops more than Joe Kennedy.... You will be informing voters of the truth and taking voters from Coakley that Brown would never get.

That is at least constructive. Sitting on my Fan page and trying to make your point is useless and a waste of all our time. If you want to win and you want my help, take Coakley voters that you could never win and bring them to me.


26 posted on 01/14/2010 10:01:13 PM PST by mnehring
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To: kabar

Thanks for the youtube! i saw it yesterday still gives me goosebumps.
I can tell you I’m still nervous.Coakley and the machine are running negative ads on a constant loop non stopp all night on local TV.Tuesday can’t come fast enough.


27 posted on 01/14/2010 10:09:49 PM PST by TShaunK
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To: mnehring
Hey Joe Kennedy:
28 posted on 01/14/2010 10:30:40 PM PST by mirkwood (If the phone doesn't ring, it's me-Jimmy Buffett)
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To: kabar

The Coakley strategy which was developed probably back in December sometime, or before (even though she didn’t get the nomination till December) had this a very low profile race with a very poorly funded Brown. Coakley did want Kennedy to be a high profile candidate, as high profile as could be, Coakley was to win just because she was a Dem, and Brown and Kennedy were the other choices.

Coakley’s Kennedy strategy didn’t work. Kennedy is doing very poorly. He’s at 3% in the polls. That 3% in the polls is likely more from Brown than Coakley.

But 0% of the people polled are going to say “I am likely to be confused when I see Joe Kennedy on the ballot and vote for him.”

Put differently - the people who will vote for Joe Kennedy when they see his name on the ballot are not being counted in the polls.

If Joe Kennedy drops out of the race, it will have no effect on the people who aren’t being measured in the polls, those who will end up voting for Joe Kennedy.


29 posted on 01/14/2010 10:35:09 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: mnehring

Send him some money and talk him up in left-wing precincts. Ask teh lefties to do what they’ve always done — vote Kennedy for Senate.


30 posted on 01/14/2010 10:35:15 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Somebody should follow Kennedy’s advic there — in letters to teh editor (emailed), in blogs and chat rooms, and on Coakley’s FB page.

“You can tell them, if you want to vote for someone who will fight harder than anyone for Gay rights - Vote for Joe Kennedy...No one wants to bring home the troops more than Joe Kennedy.”


31 posted on 01/14/2010 10:45:16 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

That’s a reasonable argument. That’s something that Joe Kennedy himself wrote on his own facebook page?

It’s rambling and somewhat incoherent, but he’s spot on with his analysis and advice.

If you’re a Brown supporter, you can go tell Coakley supporters that Joe Kennedy would be better for Gay Rights.

If you’re a Brown supporter, you can go tell Coakley supporters that Joe Kennedy would be better to end the wars.

Maybe Joe Kennedy will give Brown supporters his signs. Kennedy has no volunteers to put signs up on election day.

Go tell Democrats that Joe Kennedy exists with Joe Kennedy signs. There are physical places in MA where almost everyone is a Democrat.


32 posted on 01/14/2010 10:45:32 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: TBP

Cambridge, MA.

And I don’t believe that Joe Kennedy really wants, himself, to work to win votes away from Coakley. But he did tell you how to do it.

Would Joe Kennedy email someone a hires JPG of his campaign sign?

Joe Kennedy would not spend the money he was given the way we would want him to.


33 posted on 01/14/2010 10:50:09 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: woweeitsme
Wonder if Obama called him and told him to drop out. Seems like his voters are likely to go to Coakley.

Not to worry. The 'tards who will vote for Kennedy are hardly likely to notice he dropped out. The Democrat Party has to have its lower percentiles, you know.

34 posted on 01/14/2010 10:51:46 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: TBP; truthfreedom

I think I get it know.

Weird post, but, I see it. Try to convince the rabid leftists they should vote for Kennedy.

Therefore taking chips of the Croakley vote block.


35 posted on 01/14/2010 10:52:01 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Exactly!

Convince them he's the Joe Kennedy! Liberals aren't bright enough to know the difference.

36 posted on 01/14/2010 10:54:01 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: mnehring

Dos this sound like he’s applying the Scozzafava strategy?


37 posted on 01/14/2010 10:54:39 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: mnehring

Dos this sound like he’s applying the Scozzafava strategy?


38 posted on 01/14/2010 10:54:43 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TShaunK

I went to college in South Hadley (yes, that bastion of liberalism) and always feared the Massachusetts college vote. Do you think that the Dems have gotten those kids registered to do a last minute rush?


39 posted on 01/14/2010 10:59:16 PM PST by MHT
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To: mnehring

“Randy Share this with your friends, what some have called a radical thought, has over 200 people seeking Martha Coakley’s Resignation as AG due to campaign finance murkiness, laxness on clergy sex abuse predators, collaboration with police brutality, backroom immunity deals with Wilkerson a corrupt politican, lack of support...
See More

Martha Coakley Resign
Martha Coakley, lets hear from you? Why don’t you step down as AG while you seek the Senate seat, don’t you think the state of Massachusetts deserves a full-time Attorney General? You used state AG c...”

From the site.

Coakley should resign. She is not living up to her obligation to serve as AG.

If she is in it to win it, resign and work full time for the election.


40 posted on 01/14/2010 10:59:47 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: bjc

For that particular seat, the last year a Kennedy was not on the ballot was 1946. JFK in 1952 and 1958. Ted every 6 years from 1962 on. I would expect to see the name “Joe Kennedy” on the ballot this year.

If he withdraws, those DEMs who you’re talking about (who don’t know that he isn’t the “real” Joe Kennedy) wouldn’t know that he withdrew from the race.

Withdrawing from the race wouldn’t change his numbers much.
His voters don’t know they’re his voters yet. They’ll walk in as undecideds, or Coakley voters, or just Democrats, and walk out having voted for Kennedy, as they have every year since 1952. I’m talking about Kennedy voters.


41 posted on 01/14/2010 11:00:13 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: MHT

You know.I don’t know.I went through Amherst today with my truck covered in Brown signs and.I really only saw one Coakley sign.And I was looking for signs too.So to me it looked a little indifferent.Which is good.


42 posted on 01/14/2010 11:09:19 PM PST by TShaunK
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To: TBP

Well, what Joe Kennedy himself is saying is that if you talk to antiwar voters in MA, and say that there’s this guy called Joe Kennedy who is more antiwar than Coakley and you should vote for the most antiwar candidate, some antiwar voters might vote for Joe Kennedy instead of Coakley.

It has nothing to do with making them think it’s the real Joe Kennedy.

That’s what Joe Kennedy is saying. What I’m saying is that people should get Joe Kennedy signs and put them where there are almost all Democrats. Do that whether or not Joe Kennedy has dropped out of the race. Think really old people.

Most people, even in MA, are not paying as much attention to this race as we are.


43 posted on 01/14/2010 11:11:21 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: mnehring

Could it be a fake? (Someone posing as Kennedy?) I think all they do is ask for your e-mail address. I think the only thing facebook does is see if the e-mail address you provide is live. Someone could easily post a publicly available picture.


44 posted on 01/15/2010 3:48:11 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: mnehring

Is this dude really that illiterate?


45 posted on 01/15/2010 3:54:48 AM PST by fightinJAG (Largest wing in future Obama Presidential Library will be devoted to Bush & Cheney)
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To: Hildy

I think he is a total drunk. He should have a breathilizer on his blackberry.


46 posted on 01/15/2010 3:57:43 AM PST by anton
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To: fightinJAG

Think so ...

Joe Kennedy For Senate

“And I will value your vote and if I win the day I will earn that vote, and if the day passes I will use that vote to show other people what is possible with it and how I earned it and how they can earn it... Until there is an army of Small Government people on every ballot to vote for. Until people cant turn without a message of small government... See More... Every vote I get I will use to power the Small Government platform. Every Vote for Me is a Vote for Small Government and Every vote for me will be grown into the next Small Government Candidate.”
5 hours ago


47 posted on 01/15/2010 4:04:05 AM PST by maggief
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