In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
The last fresh idea Grandpa Ed Markey had was in 1974...
Whitey Bulger is smiling, his Democratic Irish Mafia Gang is still in charge of the crooked Bay State.
Gee, are you being an "ageist"? Markey@67 vs. Gomez@47?
Assuming you are not ready to retire at 67 BUT you are told your position is no longer available, Grandpa.
But, before you leave, you have to train your replacement to boot in a private sector job.
You are not ready to retire because...pick one or more reasons. Your finances are not strong enough, you love your job and enjoy your co-workers, work is a 2nd home for you, you know many people go straight downhill when they retire (men more then women), etc...
Gomez could not even be gracious about his 55/45 loss. Blamed it mostly on the money differential.
Well voter turnout was at a record low. Just 27%. A lot of reasons for that but when Brown beat Coakly in that special election, voter turnout was 54%.
Gomez is no Brown. He had plenty of money to work with. He could not excite the electorate like Brown did the 1st time. Of course Brown was defeated by Warren in the general but voter turnout was there.
And, the same name calling/ageism existed. Granny Warren. She was 62 at the time to his 52.
We are all getting older. Nobody gets out of life alive. Most of us are private citizens. We do not want to be treated as if we are less valuable because we are older then the next person in any setting.
Dislike the results but not because of the age of the winner. At 47 Gomez is no spring chicken either.