Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Inspiration from Connecticut

If there's anything we can take away from Connecticut race here in Massachusetts it's this: politics matter. Even in the democratic party, every democrat is different and those differences often seperate good elected officials from the ordinary or bad. As voters, we may not know what we get on our investments till months later, but that's why there's another election 2, 4 or 6 years later. If they don't do their job, we recall them the old fashioned way (not the stupid Californian way).

So how important is this Lieberman-Lamont election in Connecticut? It's so important that according to the Connecticut Secretary of State, more than half the voter population has shown up for the primary. Wowzers!

Here in Massachusetts, Democrats are facing an equally important (if less reported) primary race. We have three very different candidates with very different philosophies in how government and elections should be run. Regardless of the outcome of the race, I'd really love to see such a great turnout here. It bodes well for the strength of our democracy.

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