I am a lifelong Democrat, but, even though one would think that a pet rock should be able to beat the current buffoon, I don't see any of the current crop of potential candidates as 'electable'. Scary!
Monica Medeiros is the only mature, fair-minded voice.
ED, Bush is still alive, it's pretty rude to call him "passed" already!
‘correct’, get YOUR facts straight! ‘ED’ (who has since rightly removed his post, because it was ridiculous) was referring to a recent story regarding Ellen and George W., who is very much alive, and called him a passed President.
I am going to assume he meant "past". This entire discussion is ridiculous. Honest to God.
We all know what happens when we “”assume”.
Everyone on this site knows you took ED's down because it had the HATE word to you. Starts with a T and end
in a p. People are not believing you Geezer.
Yeah, like I have the ‘power’ to remove posts on here!
My comment to ED was a polite way of saying “Hey, buffoon, when you don’t know the difference between passed and past, I immediately discount everything else that you have to say”.
Monica Medeiros is the only mature, fair-minded voice.
Monica is not a true politician like we are seeing on the DEMS side. Geezer is teaching posters how to be a bully. The cause and effect the DEMS are causing around the world is to weaken our president. The effect is what is happening today with Turkey so start RESPECTING our country.
You are so right hate is not the answer. Move to a liberal city or town if you are not for Monica.
Yet I’m sure you noticed that FOX news started saying “nucular”, so the President would sound ‘less stupid’.
....and when did expecting people to use proper English become bullying? Probably when you started accepting it when someone wanted to “axe” you a question!
Of course I will vote for Monica, I support our Great President and so does Monica! Monica knows that a President Trump is making America great! She voted for him and supports him, and ALL my Republican friends in Melrose do to! We will win this November, and Monica will make Melrose great again!
I'm sure no one would purposely sabotage their own candidate with a post like that, so you must be with the Brodeur camp!
I will vote for Monica.
PB is an empty suit, or rather a pretentious HAT (the one he likes to skulk around in to impress everyone). He's anything but impressive. He has always been a no-heavy-lifter, basically useless. But he's extremely entitled and feels he's owed this mayorship. He does not deserve it! He has actually accomplished about zero for Melrose, despite his many years on the public payroll. He's looked at as merely a lightweight at the State House, always playing the game trying to be smooth.
How would you describe his opponent. Deserving? Qualified? Come on Man. The next utility bill she pays will be her first.
I’m not “suggesting” it at all, I’m saying it!
And of course it’s dishonest, but is a necessity, no one is going to admit that they support this boob!
PB thinks he has this race in the bag and he is arrogantly mailing it in.
News flash to PB if you drive around the city Monica signs outnumber PB signs 2 to 1. Nostradamus smells an upset coming.
What City are you driving in???
Maybe. I actually still haven't made up my mind. Monica has supported Trump often enough that it makes my skin crawl, but Paul is the epitome of an empty suit. Once again, we have a choice between bad and worse.
Without Monica’s unequivocal denouncement of trump, I think I have to hold my nose and vote PB.
"All the Monica signs are in front of Trump supporting Republicans. Every hard core MAGA in my neighborhood has a Monica sign up. The Monica sign identifies them as a far right, Trump supporting Republican. Fair enough, we all know who you really are now."
And you know this as a *fact* precisely how? I can think of a number of progressive folks who voted for Monica in the preliminary stage, even if they might not all at general election. The problem in Melrose with making assumptions about local government as tied to national politics is that the issues don't neatly align at all. (And tagging people in the trolly way the above quote does might just trigger some contrary behavior that you might not wish for.)
Some progressive folks, particularly those who might have been tagged as good-gummint types back in the day, might vote against PB simply because they want to see more active friction between the parts of our city government that have in recent administrations (not just Democrat but also Republican when that acted like a machine here) used a self-serving institutional consensus to mask maladministration and worse. In the context of Melrose, it's not like the national level issues driving MAGA-type voters map to any particular local issues (fiscal probity or at least accountability/transparency, of course, being an absurdly ridiculous association with the current national GOP).
One can see this at work at the state level in Massachusetts: plenty of people who are hard blue voters at the national level will prefer Charlie Baker or his like in the Corner Office simply to force friction within the State House in a way that invites greater accountability because no one party has a lock on all the power.
"I don’t think she’s going to get much support this November."
All well and good. Just don't be among those making facile assumptions that all the folks who bother to vote "for" her are MAGA-types. Local politics is about who has incentives to refuse to "go along to get along".
Registered Dem here who has received two mailers and a door knock from MM since the prelim.
PB - no mailer, no door knocks, no nothing. Well, he did send his paid staffer around to knock in August. Not sure what that guy is after.
MM wants it. PB thinks he already won. He’s like the hare asleep at the finish line.
I will probably go PB just because MM’s cronies scare me but memo to PB - shoe leather is rewarded in local elections.
I think Brodeur will win as well but I appreciate him having a challenger. The not representing all of Melrose comment? Most of the candidates in this election do not represent me and I doubt anyone cares. It's how life is.
I see people hitting below the belt with Monica saying she lives with parents, doesn't have a job, personal lifestyle attacks. For all their (obviously phony) talk the so called progressives are not very classy. They are frauds.
I would never vote for Monica. She did not support the override. I think she panders to a certain group in melrose, a large group that is on this website. Please do not forget she is a REPUBLICAN and as far as I can tell not a good one.. A good one would try to unite our city. She campaigned and endorced trump, and has not spoken out against.. I hope everyone goes out and votes for PAUL...
I generally agree with all who are arguing for why to vote for PB. But it seems to me that they are arguing for the cardboard cutout of a generic Democrat.
Where is PB? He’s not out knocking doors and is mailing it in. Monica was at the Traffic Commission this week taking a stand. Where’s PB?
Does he even want to be mayor?
If he doesn’t have the stamina to run for it how is he going to govern?
90% of life is showing up and he’s absent all of a sudden.
He's not absent "all of a sudden". He's been nowhere to be found for years.
she didnt vote for the override? course she didnt she new it was a scam.they found 2 plus million 2 weeks after the vote and you fell for it.shes a republican so shes a bad person? you just hate the party.by the way take a look around the country the liberal democrats have made a mess of every city they run hows baltimore hows LA hows sanfran hows portland they are all a mess thank god for president Trump you mite hate him but he gets it you liberals dont just look around paul just like the rest has done nothing time for a change in melrose you go monica and work for all the people
Her not supporting that override is a plus for her in my book. I still haven't figured out how people could have been so dumb as to have not seen that for what it was. Paul supported it because he's an insider, and there's no reason to suspect or even hope anything will change if he's elected.
"Tes leaves", I apologize for questioning in what City you're driving! It does appear that fairly recently the 'Monica signs' have been put up all over, and do indeed outnumber Pb's. Not sure that means anything relative to the election, but you were/are indeed correct!
Apparently the message board is doing the job it's supposed to be doing. That's the freedom of speech.
Monica is a far right, Trump supporting Republican. She would be a disaster for Melrose. You honestly believe she’s going to hire qualified people to head city departments? She wants a career in politics, she’s going to stack City Hall with unqualified political hires. She doesn’t remotely have the professional knowledge or connections to make appropriate hires.
She has never wanted to represent everyone in this city, and she never has. She was unpopular as a Ward alderman, and a disaster during her brief 2 year stint on the school committee. She’s never been an advocate for anyone but herself. Aside from her political gigs, what has she done for this city? Where has she volunteered on a regular basis? She never sets foot in our public schools, does she volunteer somewhere else? Where has she given back to this community? Other than complaining about paying taxes, she’s not done anything that hasn’t been self serving.
She’s getting signs put up because she’s lying to voters and misrepresenting herself as a moderate, and not the far right MAGA that she is.
Unqualified Political Hires????? Really?
Mike “the thief” Cemetery Godfather?
Scenna, Vanny (Deputy Mayor) Peter P, GTA all of the Everett nepotism list of hires?
Will PB fire Ruth Clay?
Will PB promote Elena as DPW Head?
Clean sweep of City Hall, Paul!
MM’s support is deeper and wider than the “Let’s Talk Melrose”, One Melrose and the MEF want to admit.
PB may win or MM may win.
It will be very close.
The Override is on the ballot again.
I honestly change my mind daily on how I plan to vote.
If that's what you really think scares people about Monica, then you indeed are bombed on Wild Turkey!
The desperation in these anti Monica posts from the PB mafia is disturbing.
MM is MAGA, I get it. But it’s not a coronation. Stop spreading weird innuendo and dealing from the bottom of the deck. There are legitimate things to criticize MM for but it’s seriously unconscionable to criticize her for not being married and not having kids. PB is a bald little troll who wears a stupid Pats hat like he’s pretending to be one of his out of town union cronies! See, two can play that game.
MM’s stand on the override was the height of grandstanding and was disingenuous. She hasn’t disavowed Trump publicly. She hasn’t identified any substantive thing she would do other than put together a 5 year plan which is interesting since she has unveils none of that plan and her term is 4 years long!
There, I did the job and I did it without attacking MM personally who is has served nearly as long as PB.
When the race is closer than expected or MM wins, it will be because people got fed up with PB’s sanctimonious whisper mafia.
People without children can have empathy toward young families with kids. Statements labeling MM as unsympathetic or lacking understanding or caring is why Melrose is so divided. Thanks to the ways and means of One Melrose, illegitimate Gail, and JLB our city is in worse shape than even when RD left. JLB is such a phony! While pushing the override for the schools, she and her husband send their oldest son to Malden Catholic. They tried to keep MC attendance a secret as well as her role mishandling Brazil Street. BB is said to be very bitter about her loss. Glad he and JLB can pay the MC tuition. Most of the families in Melrose cannot afford it. My family cannot. Our kids go to MHS. We did not vote for the Override because we live paycheck to paycheck. Tonight is the Farewell Address of Gail! All the sycophants will show up even though they say vile things about her abilities and time as Mayor. Ask the Fire and Police about Melrose being #4. The award is such a farce when our public safety personnel work under conditions which are not fit for humans.