This is a report from the Eire Pub reception in Dorchester this past Saturday. If you have never been in the middle of the action of a political campaign, you will never now the thrill of really being part of the process, bonding with like minded folks committed to shared values and earning the satisfaction of sending a good candidate to D.C. Let me try to share with you the excitement of being at the historic Eire Pub for this weekend's reception for Senator Brown.
First and foremost, Senator Brown was there in the midst of his supporters, modestly acknowledging all the work and encouragement he has received from his constituents, we the people of Massachusetts. He was simply enjoying himself among the folks who had sent him to Washington...we the people of Dorchester, we the people of Acton, we the people of Stoughton. Before he had to fly back to D.C. and conduct the people's business, he stopped to touch base with the folks who chose him. You have got to join the effort to feel the satisfaction and thrill of a campaign. It's all American!
Back in the street, the action was even more revealing. Sidling up to some of the Elizabeth Warren supporters, I heard one sign holder claim that he had been paid $50 to show up for Warren but he was going to vote for Senator Brown as his real choice. Sadder than that, a lot of these folks appeared to be union men and they apparently had no knowledge of Attorney Warren severing the monetary responsibility insurance companies have for asbestos poisoning at job sites. If these union brothers are steel men or in the shipyards, they have probably been exposed to asbestos sometime in their careers. This is heartbreaking. I know what has to be done. You know what has to be done.
We the people are sending Senator Brown back to Washington! Join the campaign! For yard signs and bumper stickers, sign into the South Shore Brigade or one closer to you. Participate!