Monday, November 26, 2018

When Coups Fail...

normally, in other barbarous lands, people are stood up against a wall and shot.  Not here in the USA though, look at U.S. Representative Seth Moulton, his bid to unseat presumed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has seemingly failed ignominiously, and all he does is try to open some fruitless negotiations with the leadership while looking around for his next big political adventure.
This is hardly "Operation Valkyrie" mah frenz.
Well all I can say is that Seth Mouton's motto seems to be: "Only by Challenge, Shall I Rise", it is by challenge he unseated Tierney, it was by challenge he tried to overthrow Pelosi and whatever happens next it'll likely be a primary challenge here in the Commonwealth.
The question is, does he want to wait four years and take a flyer in the gubernatorial primary (assuming Charlie Baker is not on the ballot)?
Or Maybe he wants to run for President in 2020, that could be murky going since there are literally three other Massachusetts based candidates in play, I am assuming that like most politicians Moulton likes to avoid crowds, if he can.
Lastly and most dangerously he might bid on a primary challenge to Ed Markey in 2020, and this is where the nightmare scenario kicks in because Moulton might rough Ed up enough to make the Junior Senator easy pickings for a candidate like Charlie Baker (whose huge numbers two weeks ago might tempt him into a race where he can guarantee the advantage of incumbency to "Acting Governor Polito").  Either that, or Moulton displaces Markey for the senatorial nomination and thus ends up running against a tanned re$ted & ready Charlie Baker...a match up Moulton himself pointedly declined this year.
Seth, all I'm saying is, think about it, you could end up prolonging Charlie Baker's already morbidly repetitive political career....

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