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Tim, please drop out

Posted by Garrett Quinn, Less is More  October 1, 2010 09:39 AM

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Dear Tim,

I like you and all, but you're causing us more harm than good right now. As a South Shore native it pains me to say this: it's time you drop out of the race for governor and throw your support behind Charlie Baker. I know this will hurt and might make you want to vomit but face it—you're not going to win. Your continued persistence that you can win could guide Deval Patrick to reelection. Clearly the people in your inner circle can read the writing on the wall. Why can't you?

You know reelecting Patrick is not what the Commonwealth needs right now. Do you want to be remembered for keeping him there? Nobody is going to remember you as the guy who lead an upbeat and positive campaign if you keep this up. People won't remember the tv ads with your lovely family. They'll remember you as the Massachusetts version of Ralph Nader. Do you want to be remembered as a spoiler? As a stubborn blue collar guy from Quincy who didn't know when to quit?

Some people even believe that there is a conspiracy between you and Patrick. They think you're staying in the race just to help him get reelected.

What do you have to gain from projecting this silly idea that you will win? You needed to bring Baker down early and you didn't. He blew you out of the water with some help from the Republican Governors Association before the summer and you never recovered. You're not going to win so what is the point?

I like you Tim, I think you'd make a great governor but it's over. You have to drop out.

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Garrett Quinn began writing for newspapers at age 17 with CNC in his native South Shore. He has been published in BlueMassGroup, RedMassGroup, Pioneer Investigates, and Wonkette. He is a More »

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