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March 9, 2013

Hope comes with signs of spring

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Another bright spot in my weekend was the appearance on “Fox News Sunday” of the Romneys in their first public appearance since the election; it was great to see these two wonderful people looking relaxed and happy, holding their new twin grandchildren, though clearly when questioned, frustrated with their loss. Mitt admitted honestly that it “killed” him to see the country being so badly mismanaged, though he took responsibility for losing, Ann had no qualms about noting that media prejudice played a large role.

I blame those primary opponents who weakened him for the general election. That’s why the final hopeful thought I’m sharing with you is another thing that happened at last Saturday’s straw poll event.

The two Republican candidates running for Peabody state representative in Tuesday’s special election were invited to address the crowd. I saw something I’d never seen before: When one excellent candidate, Leah Cole, wasn’t able to attend, the other excellent candidate, Greg Bunn, along with noting his background and reasons for running, made his pitch for both of them, citing the issues on which they agree and urging support in the general election for whichever of them wins the primary. May this be a sign of things to come in the Republican Party and springlike hope for our state’s and country’s futures.

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Barbara Anderson is executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation.

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