Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Who are you voting for and WHY?

November 3rd is coming up fast! Have you decided who you are voting for Mayor? for council? for school committee?

Over the last few months I've read, here and on other blogs and the Herald News comment section, comments stating who people were NOT voting for. So the question is who are you voting for, and why?

Instead of knocking down the candidates you don't like, take a minute to plug someone you think deserves your vote and ours too!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Flanagan because apparently he's got what his opponent lacks.

I am also voting for Lund because he doesn't speak just for the sake of speaking AND he votes based on sense, not sensationalism.

Anonymous said...

What does flanagan have that his oponent lacks?

Anonymous said...

a penis

Lefty said...

I can think of one thing.....

some people just won't vote for a woman! :)

Anonymous said...

He's got high hopes.

Anonymous said...

Lund doesn't speak for the sake of speaking or at all for that matter except to defend every one of Bob Correia's moves. Except for recently when he has started to try to distance himself from Correia. Too little and too late Mr. "One and Done" Lund. You think that the firefighers are actually buying that now all of a sudden you are somehow their friend? Looks more like a last ditch effort and a desperate attempt at trying to save yourself. You are drowning in a sea of voter anger for your voting record with Bobby C. Time to pay the piper, one and done!

Anonymous said...

Use as many of your votes as possible for any newcomers that you think are qualified. It's the only way to bounce out Lund, Casey, Camara and the rest of Correia's crew.

1. Kris Bartley
2. Bob Boutin
3. John Brandt
4. Mike Canuel
5. Dave Dennis
6. Brian Dias
7. Mike Miozza
8. Eric Poulin
9. Joe Sousa

Anonymous said...

It concerns me that Will Flanagan is running on the "i wouldn't have ignored the fire chief petition" platform but in his recent debate with Cathy Ann on WSAR, he didn't know what was in the petition.

Anonymous said...

I am voting for Cathy Ann Viveiros because she doesn't make up words like "wroten," as in "an opinion wroten by an attorney."

Anonymous said...

He would not have ignored the voters that was the point, he would have at least let them have a voice.

Lefty said...

come on folks how about some good reasons WHY you would vote for you candidate of choice.

Mayor? City Council? School Committee?

Anonymous said...

I am voting for the top 9 challengers for City Council.

I am voting for them to hopefully eliminate Pat Casey, Joe Camara, and hopefully a few more incumbents.

Anonymous said...

"come on folks how about some good reasons WHY you would vote for you candidate of choice"

Lefty, that is near impossible in a city where many residents vote on soundbites, rhetoric, and rumor.

reality check said...

During the campaign season I had the opportunity to speak with candidates Dias, Miozza and Bartley. All three are intelligent, well informed on the issues and truly want to make a difference. It is also frustrating for these and other quality candidates when voters can't be bothered to listen to their message, and instead choose the same old familiar names.

Anonymous said...

For school committee, I've settled on Pavao, Galvao, and Martins. Martins has proven himself to me, Pavao has plenty of experience that would be beneficial, and Galvao is that young blood we need to add to the school committee.

After watching last night's City Coucil forum, I've solidified my council choices as Poulin, Miozza, and Canuel. All three came across as very intelligent and are candidates to me that will bring a lot to the table. Poulin and Miozza have always impressed me. Although I am bothered by Poulin's personal foreclosure, after considering everything I decided to still give him a vote. In the forum, it was Poulin and Canuel that really impressed me. Although I expected that from Poulin, Canuel presented himself well and seems really down to earth on city issues. I may not agree with each of them on every issue, but I'm willing to give them a shot.

For mayor, the jury's still out for me. Flanagan sounds great but often lacks specifics, but I'm bothered with moving a current council incumbent to the mayoral slot. I may vote for Flanagan simply because I know that if he's no good, the people will have no problem ousting him in two years like they did Correia.

Anonymous said...

Poulin won the Council debate? What a shocker. Don't you people think he wins every debate? Didn't he win every debate 2 years ago too and yet he somehow still didn't win that election? Casey, Camara, Lund, Bigelow and Pereira all the way. Go ahead and complain about how much they voted with Correia. You aren't going to beat them. Your Poulin can outdebate them all he wants, they will outspend him any day of the week and money talks.

Anonymous said...

Poulin won the Council debate? What a shocker. Don't you people think he wins every debate? Didn't he win every debate 2 years ago too and yet he somehow still didn't win that election? Casey, Camara, Lund, Bigelow and Pereira all the way. Go ahead and complain about how much they voted with Correia. You aren't going to beat them. Your Poulin can outdebate them all he wants, they will outspend him any day of the week and money talks. Too bad we can't take his job away again, lol.