Seriously, the party has totally given up on the definitive blue parts of the country. They don't see the overall strategic value in doing better in these areas, even if they don't win. And they don't even dream of actually winning. If an area is totally ignored by the party, how do they ever HOPE to gain ground?
I just had to ask around to find out if anybody's running against Patrick this year. Yeah. Some Guy.
What happens with the stupid party is that they allow these clymers like Kennedy and Schumer to get entrenched and then when they actually run a decent candidate as when Romney ran against the Cape Cod Orca in '96, the fight is extremely tough leads the genius leadership to conclude it's not worth the fight and the money. So they give up and that's where we are now. (Except for Hellary because somehow they're deluded that she's the one candidate they can go after.)
"Yeah. Some Guy."
Actually, I don't think Any Guy is running against him, but that could change, the filing deadline is June 28th per today's NY Post.
Good post, though, you're right, you can't beat somebody with nobody and no support.
The GOP has written off Massachusetts for years and the false notion that Massachusetts is a hopelessly liberal state becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The fact is that this state is ripe for the taking if only the GOP would put up a fight and run some candidates. We've been electing GOP governors since 1990 but our bench (which was never strong to begin with) is running dry. In fact, we would have lost the Governorship in 2002 if not for the fact that Mitt Romney came to the rescue from Utah. Now that Mitt has evidently decided to run for president, there is pretty much nobody who can save us from the Democrats taking over in November. And if the Democrats win, it will be by default. The state convention the GOP just had here was a joke. The convention hall was half empty and there was no excitement at all to nominate Mitt Romney's successor. Whenever I go to vote, it is discouraging because at the local level, there are constantly Democrats running unopposed. I leave those races blank but it's an empty gesture.
Even though conservatives have been hung out to dry up here by the national GOP, we still turn out and give at least 40% of the vote for whoever the GOP is running in a particular race. All it would take is a little effort to tip the scales in the other direction.