For example, we have one announced candidate, Kirsten Hughes, who was a campaign aide to SCott Brown. Here's a quote from Brown which appeared in the Boston Globe:
“Speaking from experience, I know our farm team is the key to our party’s future, and that starts with recruiting and developing candidates at the local level,” the senator added. “In addition, she has a wonderful relationship with my major donors, who as you know raised millions of dollars for the party to help fund the GOP’s largest ever field and turnout operation with 35 offices, staff salaries, phones, technology, and get-out-the-vote programs.”There are two things which bother me about this quote. First, Brown talks about "recruiting and developing candidates at the local level." When was this done Scott? This last election when over half the seats in the state legislature went uncontested? When do we establish this farm team, 2013, 14, 15? Shouldn't we hav established it already?
And then there is the line bout Hughes and her "wonderful relationship with my major donors". I understand that it takes money to run and win a race. But here is the problem, as Brown goes on to say she helped "fund the largest ever field and turnout operation". Then how come we still lost? We gained nothing and lost Brown's senate seat. We have another Kennedy in office, probably for life like Uncle Ted. We couldn't even win Barney Frank's seat (there is just something wrong about saying Frank's seat) or the seat of a less than honorable John Tierney.
Now, don't get me wrong, I supported Scott Brown, I voted for him and even sent him money, but don't you really think it is time for a change of tactics? Don't you think that maybe we should be doing something different? Making us look more like liberals and Democrats isn't the answer. Neither is making the same mistakes by keeping the same blood in the leadership of the party.
We need change now if we are going to save this state and it's Republican party.