POST-GAZETTE - Res Publica

Rebuilding the Boston GOP

by David Trumbull

April 18, 2008

Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory?
—Hebrew Prophet Haggai, 6th cen. B.C.

With no statewide office in Republican hands, no Republican serving as Executive Councillor, no Republican in our delegation to Washington, and a mere 24 Republicans out of 200 members of the Great and General Court, the Grand Old Party cannot fall lower in this Commonwealth. We can only go up from here! Isn’t it time someone challenged the Democrats’ stranglehold on Bay State politics?

It’s not as if the voters were in love with these Democrats. According to a recent WBZ–TV poll nearly half of respondents disapprove of the job that Democratic Governor Deval Patrick is doing. A bare majority (51%) approve of Senator John Kerry. The daily news coming from the State House proves the old adage that some people can’t be parodied, only quoted.

Who’s up for building the GOP as a balance to the Democrats’ nearly total control of Massachusetts politics? If not you, who? If not now, when? After taking some time off—after all, one can only go on so long without a break—I’ve stepped back into the fight. I’ve agreed to be chairman of the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee. That’s the committee that covers the North End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront, Chinatown, and part of the South End. I know there are persons trying to revitalize the other wards as well. We sure could use your help.

Come join us on Tuesday, April 22nd, for a Boston Republican Gathering with special guest former Massachusetts State Treasurer Joe Malone. The event, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. will be at "Hennessy's" (an Irish Restaurant near Faneuil Hall), 25 Union Street (Located right across from City Hall, right near the Government Center Green T.) This gathering is sponsored by the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee and is open to all persons who want to see a return to the two-party system in Massachusetts. For more information contact Doug Bennett at or at 774-236-9555 for questions or RSVP.