An Open Letter to Senator Scott Brown Massachusetts
Dear Senator Scott Brown,
I am just a regular run of the mill Massachusetts citizen. I have never taken much stock in politics. I vote, but not very often. I am one of those people, I am not proud to say, that thinks my one vote will not make much of a difference. If we are having an election and we are experiencing bad weather, I usually stay home. If we are having an election and I pull up to the polls and there is a long line, I usually turn around and go home.
That being said, I want you to know that nothing will keep me away from voting for you next week. I have never been so adamant on wanting to see a political figure win a race. I, along with many others, am very worried about the direction our state is going in, not to mention the country.
The seat that is up for grabs needs to be given back to the people of Massachusetts. The era of elite buddy club of politics needs to be given its rightful place in the history books and a new chapter needs to be written. I believe you will do that.
I had no opinion about your competition, Martha Coakley, until she started showing up on commercials approving the negative campaign ads about you. Shades of yesteryear in Massachusetts politics is what comes to mind watching those commercials. It really is time for a change and she has shown her true colors through those ads. Under her watch, it will be business as usual.
The Kennedy family, now behind Martha Coakley, might drum up a few true blue votes; there are still groups from Massachusetts that have an infatuation with the “first family”. The fact that the Kennedy family waited to jump in to support Coakley in her final hours does not say much to me about their thoughts on her as a candidate. Maybe it speaks to more of their fear of the changes you might bring, which will go against the grain of politics as usual.
Although the Kennedy family has been the closest thing to royalty on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, lovely as they are, it is time to retire that notion under Early Modern American History.
Scott Brown, I hope you win this race for the citizens of Massachusetts and for the entire US. We need things to change, and I believe you are the person who is going to do that. Even though my thoughts have been that my lone vote will not mean much, it is time that I make a change too. I cannot think of a better time to do it. I will be voting for you next week even if I have to get through two feet of snow and wait in line for hours. We need the change that you will bring to our state and our country.
Sincerely, Roz Zurko