Monthly Archives: January 2012

Snidely Whiplash Takes South Carolina

Mitt Romney, looking close to invincible a couple of weeks back, has bumped into major turbulence on his way to the Republican nomination. Romney lost the South Carolina primary pretty decisively to Newt Gingrich, who appears to have rallied past … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

South Carolina Predictions-Romney Reeling

Has there ever been a more tumultous 24 hours in a Presidential race than what we just went through? From Mitt Romney flubbing the issue of releasing his tax returns to the spectacle of Newt Gingrich’s second wife alleging he … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Blood in the Gamecock Waters

The Republican race in South Carolina has begun to tighten, with the continuing assaults of Newt Gingrich beginning to slow the Mitt Romney train. Romney’s campaign has begun to slow themselves as well, with the news cycle being dominated first … Continue reading

Posted in National News | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Happy Birthday Muhammed Ali

I must wish the greatest of all time a very happy 70th birthday. Ali was and is an icon who has transcended his role as a boxer to become something very much more. He is a world wide celebrity who … Continue reading

Posted in National News | Tagged | 1 Comment

Song of the Week- Charlie Mars- "Gather the Horses"

A great tune from Charlie Mars!

Posted in Song of the Week | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Huntsman Drops Out

Accepting the inevitable Jon Huntsman this morning bowed out of the Republican presidential race and endorsed Mitt Romney. Huntsman received more fawning press than any candidate with his polling numbers could rightfully expect, and had just received the endorsement of … Continue reading

Posted in National News | Tagged | 1 Comment

Lowell Manager Lynch at Mayors and Managers Breakfast

Some video of Lowell Manager Bernie Lynch talking about the issues facing Lowell at the Merrimack Valley Mayors and Managers breakfast. I missed the very start of his talk, but he did a great job of presenting to the interested … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Podcast- Staggering Municipal Retiree Health Care Costs

I had a great conversation with Teddy Panos this week on WCAP, 980 on the am dial, talking about the new report from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation detailing the staggering unfunded retiree health care obligations of ten gateway cities, including … Continue reading

Posted in Municipal Finance | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Charge of the Newt Brigade

As promised Newt Gingrich has unleashed a volley of attacks against Mitt Romney in South Carolina. Newt has been joined by Governor Rick Perry, who has called the Romney business practices at Bain “vulture capitalism”. And Newt is not just … Continue reading

Posted in National News | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Mitt Rolls in NH

Mitt Romney, as expected, has been declared the winner in New Hampshire. Almost as importantly, and to the great benefit of Governor Romney, Ron Paul finished a strong second, beating back a late mini run by Jon Huntsman, who finished … Continue reading

Posted in National News | Tagged , , | 3 Comments