Off the top of my Head of the Charles River, I crew in canoe.

      Off the Commons there is Curley’s but I stay in China Town. I like the noodles and dumplings of Boston. I like the diversity of Boston, I like the frog pond on a summer Sunday morning. 

       And so a challenger rises, and I see what I like. I see a challenger rising, and so the right that I knew once shows signs of life, in spring. 

       Is the Charles cleaner now that Weld has jumped in? I have never paddled there, or on the Raritan.  I have walked across the Charles and back, down river from the Crimson Campus. 

        So, Weld is on, and that’s a trip in and of itself. I’d like to see that up close, but I’m not driving. I’m all ears, today, wondering. I’m thinking this man could win the primary, but I am no expert.  I like the idea. I think I like this far.  

         Smart, the challenge, this sign of courage, even if Weld’s past becomes problematic...he still seems viable; neither Trump or Pence have his chops. The man has a brain; Weld has a brain.

              A Republican. I never thought I’d be happy to see one. 

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Comment by koshersalaami on April 17, 2019 at 8:22am

Were you here when Ted Frier blogged here? He was for a while a speechwriter for Gov. Weld. Weld will be Kasich, only quite possibly more Left. 

Comment by Maui Surfer on April 17, 2019 at 10:37am

The water off Seabrook was warm; a nuclear reactor peered down on us. I much preferred the Cape, swimming through Colonial herstory, feasting on shellfish. Weld is like a dream of your childhood, a Republican in the mold of Lincoln's legacy, not a fascist bone in his body- this alone separates him from those who would bleed the country dry for their own gain.

Comment by Robert B. James on April 18, 2019 at 7:01am

Thanks for reading and commenting! 

Kosh: I don’t think so.

MS: I’ve done the cape, Vinyard, Nantucket...Grandfather James had ten acres on Block Island. Big little clam fan, Manhatten my chowder. Last on Cape in 2014, but was in Boston last summer. Will be there September this year, I think. I like Weld so far. Zero FaceBook presence to date. 

Comment by koshersalaami on April 19, 2019 at 8:26am

I’ve been on the Vineyard many times because my late son went to the country’s first cerebral palsy summer camp there. 


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