Skip to comments.Can Sean Bielat Beat Barney Frank?
Posted on 10/09/2010 6:20:55 PM PDT by Dayvester
James Taranto profiles Sean Bielat, the congressional candidate in Massachusetts who is seeking to defeat Barney Frank in November's election:
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Bielat caught the "political bug" as a teenager, when he did a stint as a House page. After earning a master's in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, he went to work as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and an executive for iRobot Corp., a defense contractor based in Bedford, Mass. He's also a new father; his wife gave birth to their son, Theodore, over the summer...
Can he win? In a district that gave 63% of its vote to Barack Obama, Mr. Frank has to be reckoned the heavy favorite. But Mr. Bielat's quest does not look quite as quixotic as it did last October, when he quit his job at iRobot to pursue it....
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"Sean worked his way through college and graduate school, aided by scholarships and the GI Bill.
I saw a Barney Frank ad on TV today. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before — he’s always been a shoo-in; but not this year.
What’s wrong with the people of Mass? Don’t they realize that Frank was instrumental with the sub-prime mortgage crisis and economy collapse? Are they uninformed or just plain screwed up in the mind?
He's also a new father; his wife gave birth to their son, Theodore, over the summerBy contrast, his opponent sympathizes with NAMBLA.
This would be a great victory.
If Frank is ever going to be defeated by a Republican for his seat, this would be the year and the candidate to do it. Bielat is the real deal, and there may never be a better political environment for a Republican victory in Massachusetts than this year.
If Fwank needed Bill Clinton to pimp for him he is in trouble.
I don't get it either. He and Dodd are two of the primary culprits with the mentioned crises and are in bed with Fannie and Freddie Mac. I just don't get it. Hey Mass, show us otherwise!
Didn’t Scott Brown carry this district?
“I saw a Barney Frank ad on TV today.”
Schumer has been running ads showing what great guy he is. Scared are they?
I don't recall statistics for senate elections broken down by congressional districts. The districts in Massachusetts are heavily gerrymandered. Barney's includes areas west, southwest, southeast of Boston as well as some of the Cape. Brookline and Newton are two of the larger areas of the district inhabited by moonbats. It's an uphill battle for Sean. He'll likely do better than Sholly in the last election where Sholly got about 34 percent of the vote.
Frank.....I realize your question is rhetorical, but I would venture to say that voting is not something that is given serious intellectual consideration in Mass.
Don’t forget cap and tax Markey!
This young man has a very impressive resume.
I hope to God Sean beats the corrupt Barney Frank like a drum.
If not, Sean should run for the Senate when Kerry is up for re-election.
I thought Barney was deciding not to run for re-election this year? Was going to go into the private sector? This was about 6 months ago or so...I honestly thought he was done.
This man definitely has a future.
I’m praying for him to win this election.
I’d love to see arrogant Barney Frank lose.
But I don’t think it’s going to happen.
Anything is possible though.
“Whats wrong with the people of Mass? Dont they realize that Frank was instrumental with the sub-prime mortgage crisis and economy collapse? Are they uninformed or just plain screwed up in the mind?”
Good questions. You know what? People that are inclined to think that liberalism and government are superior philosophies, or even at par with the Divine (the saviors of humanity), will see what they wanna see.
And I don’t think most of ‘em have studied/retained economics.
Here’s a vid so you all can get to know the guy:
Well-spoken, and none of that pathetic Barney Frank condescension.
He’s going to pull a “Scott Brown” in Mass.
Just think, we’re going to get rid of Harry Reid & Barney NAMBLA Frank!! Wooohooo! Send those scumbags packing with their tails between their legs.
(...Well, something else between Bone-me Frank’s legs).
We can only hope.
Yes, Brown won this district by about 3,000 votes.
What was the Barney Frank ad like?
Did he highlight his work on behalf of Fannie and Freddie?
His push for subprime lending to people who couldn’t pay it back?
Did it end with, “I’m Bawney Fwank an I appwoove dis methage!”?
And did his constituents even realize before that he is brain damaged?
Him running an ad showcasing himself could seriously backfire.
Can he beat barny? You had better believe it!!!
It showed an old photograph of a happy family, inclusing little Barney.
Barney made his father proud, by going to college.
Barney's father dies.
Barney has to leave college, to save the family business (no idea what kind of business that was)
Barney leaves the private sector and becomes a government parasite.
Well, that last bit wasn't quite mentioned -- but they jumped through warp space from the "young Barney saves Dad's business" to the "vote to re-elect the long time Washington insider" concept. How did we get here?
I can't imagine the ad will sway any independents.
Defeating Frank would be awesome. Mass may be ripe for an upset like this. Republicans can win in this state, and have proven it at the statewide (governor) level over and over again. Scott Brown’s victory reinforces what is possible here.
It’s still a long shot, but if we do end up with a strong wave election this is one race that might break our way.
In Barney's dreams. With a whip.
Send some love to Sean Bielat "HERE" !!
Is Sean Bielat running ads showing Barney Frank defending Fannie and Freddie, denying that there is a problem there?
I watch very little TV. I haven’t actually seen any of Sean’s ads — I assume he’s running ads of some kind.
Yes. I heard him on Mark Levine’s yesterday and he is totally motivated to win. Mark is behind him completely. I sincerely hope he pulls it off.
Barney would probably enjoy the spanking.
Both Bielat and Anglle will win this November. I predict a 2-4% win for Sean, and a similar margin of victory for Ms. Anglle.
What did he have to say for himself in the ad? I'd imagine that just the sound of his voice would turn off a lot of viewers/listeners. So my guess would be that the ad was 100% voice-over by some hack.
Frank may do more than just sympathize with NAMBLA, he could be an active participant.
I would not rule that out at all!
Massachusetts is effectively a one-party state — Democrat. There’s a couple of Republican reps out in the western part of the commonwealth, but that’s it.
Higher education is a major industry. Massachusetts has 350,000 out-of-state students who come here every September, and they all vote here.
The primary source of their information is their left-wing professosrs.
The change happened when the General Court voted to allow out-of-state students to vote here. Those students tip the balance.
Yes. I don't remember the exact percentage, and it wasn't by a lot -- maybe 52% or so.
Not if you are referring to the House of Representatives in Washington at present. Right now, it's a sad fact that there are no Republicans in the House from all six New England states combined - zero! That should change a bit with the outcome of the elections next month.
Tomorrow (Monday) Sean and Barney are having a debate. Will it be on C-span?
I won’t excuse him without any proof but he does have that creepy look. And someone like him could find the words to justify anything....