Whatever you say, it does not appear that enough Melrosians would and will vote for anyone who hasn't overtly and completely dissociated from #45. If you want to know why Melrose changed from red to blue, look at Dick Cheney's wars and then #45 along with a state GOP party leader that didn't care about recovering lost ground and let a very popular GOP governor retire. So many own goals.
PS: the Dobbs decision by the SCOTUS last year combined with what the GOP is trying to do in the states where it has supermajority control also will likely have the effect of reinforcing this trend.
You know the city’s so far gone you see in the paper a former middle school principal supporting the extreme liberal in the race. Knowing the mentality of teens and the current crime wave sweeping the country how can anyone support soft on crime politics. And as a prominent member of the Catholic Church he is supporting those who support late term abortion.
This mayoral race is between 3 Woman.
This board has been largely silent for some time. All have been very quiet moms and dads people.
Calling candidate Sam an "extreme liberal" is laughable. She's a self-serving fake Dem, one who will mouth whatever words the Festa cabal tells her to puppet, which is more of the RD/PB status quo, with a blond fake smile that doesn't conceal her aggressive self-serving history. The other fake Dem, J, is just more RD/PB rehashed, tiresome, mouthing only the scripted status quo we've all heard far too much of, and oh by the way, what about all those missing millions that she and every other council member and school committee member had a responsibility to know about and in fact to have prevented, had they been doing their due diligence.
Door #3, MMS, is an authentic public servant. Agree or disagree with her national politics, but her local service is proven and extensive, and it's not at all based on partisan politics, as is appropriate for local governance. She's the real deal and one who represents honest public service, not self-serving BS. Some of the Mom cabal are trying to smear her with incorrect NRA ratings (she actually got a poor rating because she believes in the reasonable Massachusetts gun laws). They are trying to scarlet-letter her for being a Republican, without taking into account that, like Baker, she does not support the "strawberry hair" monster. She has earned our trust and deserves the job. Her office on Main Street will be one that any of us, from any party, could walk into and have a real discussion about our concerns. She'll listen and she'll do the work.
All democrats are fake. All are self-serving. Take the gazebo restoration. It’s small, how could anyone believe it would cost 95k to restore. “Some” democrat was going to hire a friend. It would probably cost $30 thousand, being generous, then the hirer and the friend split the rest. Nice little outgoing package. Thank God there are people in the community paying attention. We need someone who will stand up for fiscal responsibility without overburdening the taxpayers.
I’m voting for Monica .
It's a Mayoral race, and the previous poster has already resorted to ad hominem. Although I have not yet decided, that doesn't speak well for the supported candidate!
Couldn't agree more with Geezer's remarks. That being said, Monica Medeiros Solano is nothing like some of the horrible people supporting her. (Then again, there are some pretty awful people on the other side as well!) She has 16 years of serving Melrose (instead of self-serving like most of the other candidates running for Melrose offices) that show she always had the city's best interests at heart, was always honest and courageous, and was the single person during her final tenure on the aldermanic board that stood up to the creeps like the city auditor when he refused to turn over public documents about the water and sewer monies. She continued to help Melrose citizens even when she worked in other municipalities. She has never conducted herself in a partisan manner when she has been our elected representative, because as any fool knows, city/town governance isn't supposed to be party-based! As someone who abhors the GOP, I support Ms. Medeiros Solano and feel that she is the only one of the three candidates who is trustworthy.
25% turnout, ridiculous!
If that’s STILL a reference to the big lie, you should be ashamed/humiliated!
If you're going to make foolish comments like that (or any comments), please at least be courteous enough to use your own name/nickname!
Geezer, fake "geezer" (aka "Mom" and a whole lot of other imposter names) is now blocked.
Well that hardly seems fair. What have I done?
Oops, I misread that, you were addressing me, not including me as one who was blocked. Thanks!!