|3. Eagle Tribune endorses Romney two months out
In an unprecedented move by a newspaper, the Eagle Tribune of Lawrence has taken the extraordianry step of endorsing two months before an election.
Rarely has it been so clear that change is needed in the White House to get the country moving again. President Obama has not been up to the challenge of leading the nation out of recession. America needs Mitt Romney and we are pleased to offer him our endorsement.
Why endorse so early? After the conventions and months of campaigning, the choice is clear. The country cannot endure four more years of stagnation and runaway government spending. We need to make a change in Washington.
To be sure, President Obama was dealt a difficult hand in 2008. But he has not played that hand well. After nearly four years of his presidency, the country is still struggling with an anemic recovery to the deepest recession since the Great Depression. Friday's jobless report underscored the problem. Employers added 96,000 jobs in August but 368,000 people left the labor force. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, but only because so many people gave up looking for work.
While this seemingly may mean nothing, as Romney is going to lose Massachusetts. The Tribune is the paper of record for a large portion of Southern New Hampshire, where such an endorsement is helpful.
4. RIP Richard Fielding
Past Raytheon IBEW President, and conservative activist Richard Fielding passed away over the weekend. The Eagle Tribune has the story.
I first met Fielding during the 2002 5th District Congressional race, where he helped fellow Union Member Chuck McCarthy (R-Dunstable) make inroads into the IBEW. Recently Fielding was a trusted confidant to Jon Golnik in his race for Congress.
5. Treasurer Tim seeks to dismiss corruption charges
Tim Cahill , who's campaign is alleged to have directed teh spending of public money on Lottery advertisements is seeking to have the charges against him dropped. This according to the Associated Press.
Lawyers for former Massachusetts Treasurer Timothy Cahill are planning to ask a court to dismiss public corruption charges against him.
A hearing on motions to dismiss the charges is scheduled for Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston.