In reaction to the Globe's Joan Vennochi's claim that Deval is too liberal to get elected, MFW puts a slightly oversimplified table before the viewer. It's a definite hmmmm producer.
From here, Reilly is pretty Republican and too cowardly to put out positions yet. Deval has a lot of ways to differentiate himself. Take Wilcox' first go:
|Death Penalty||Romney FOR||Reilly FOR||Patrick AGAINST|
|Lowering Income Tax Rate||Romney FOR||Reilly FOR||Democratic Legislators AGAINST|
|Cape Wind Project||Romney AGAINST||Reilly AGAINST||Patrick FOR|
|Equal Marriage||Romney AGAINST||Reilly AGAINST||Patrick FOR|
|Continuing in Iraq||Neocons FOR||Reilly FOR||Patrick AGAINST|
Deval's mountain man concludes:
Right now, Deval Patrick's biggest challenge is name recognition, but if he can get his face (and his message) in front of enough voters between now and next September, I think we will see an end to the myth that being liberal is somehow "veering left" in Massachusetts.