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Vote for change in Washington - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 74 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Oct 25, 2010, titled Vote for change in Washington - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

The differences between the top two candidates for U.S. Representative in the 1st District could not be more stark.

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AlleyCat

Ridgefield, CT

#1 Oct 25, 2010
Great explanation of the clear differences between the candidates.

One other thing to note is that the incumbent backlash across the country will result in the Republicans retaking the House. Therefore, if Mr Olver does get re-elected, his "experience and clout in Washington" is going to mean very little. He will become very irrelevant and be less effective for District 1.

I urge you to learn about the candidates and look at the entire picture not just one issue. Vote Bill Gunn
Trisha C

Harvard, MA

#2 Oct 25, 2010
Voting based on special interests and not our country as a whole is a big part of what got us into this massive debt. We need a change to politics as usual and spending as the only solution/answer. Bill Gunn is a step in that direction. Vote Bill Gunn.
LoLBama

Maynard, MA

#3 Oct 25, 2010
Never underestimate the idiocy of the liberal electorate especially in the Berkshires. They would vote for Hitler as long as he had a "D" next to his name.
Mike from Leominster

Fitchburg, MA

#4 Oct 25, 2010
The editors ran an editorial that said seniors should vote for politicians that support social security COLAs. Olver is the candidate most likely to do that, yet now the Sentinel wants us to vote for the other guy? Which one is it?
Mike from Leominster

Fitchburg, MA

#5 Oct 25, 2010
LoLBama wrote:
Never underestimate the idiocy of the liberal electorate especially in the Berkshires. They would vote for Hitler as long as he had a "D" next to his name.
And the sentinel would endorse Moussolini if he had an "r" after his name. We live in a stupid partisan era. Your point?
Independent Guy

Milford, MA

#6 Oct 25, 2010
I've been reading up on both of them. I really like the idea of the "citizen politician" going to Washington and turning over frequently, vs. the Lifers.

Bill Gunn has said that he would only serve 3 terms and then go home. Also that he would not take a pension. Here is a guy who has had to meet a payroll.

I will be voting for him.
haha

Northborough, MA

#7 Oct 25, 2010
Yeah Baby. We will send Gunn to replace Olver.

The people will win this time. Not big insurance. Not big financial institutions, Not big pharma.

We win.
Rick W

United States

#8 Oct 25, 2010
Bill Gunn, whose claim to fame is an inability to behave with civility in public. Shouting from the gallery of the House of Representatives?? Has he finished his community service sentence yet?

His role model must be the looney-toon South Carolina congressman who thinks the State of the Union address is an audience participation event.

Maybe I'd vote for a republican if they nominated anyone with any sense.
need change

Leominster, MA

#9 Oct 25, 2010
Rick W wrote:
Bill Gunn, whose claim to fame is an inability to behave with civility in public. Shouting from the gallery of the House of Representatives?? Has he finished his community service sentence yet?
His role model must be the looney-toon South Carolina congressman who thinks the State of the Union address is an audience participation event.
Maybe I'd vote for a republican if they nominated anyone with any sense.
Yes, you have to shout as they just don't get it! Olver ignored the opposition on this and publicly stated he doesn't consider you a constituet if you vote against him or disagree!!! He is NOT representing ALL constituens!!! Olver needs to GO!!! I don't agree with everything Gunn has said..but willing to give him a shot!
haha

Northborough, MA

#10 Oct 25, 2010
Hey Rick - at least we have someone shouting for our rights against a government run a muck.

THANK YOU BILL
abner9418

Concord, MA

#11 Oct 25, 2010
Before endorsing Gunn did the Sentinel vet the candidate? Did Gunn attend college? Did he graduate? Was he employed & did he benefit from programs he refers to as "Pork Barrel"? He claims to have created jobs in his business. How many? Is this actually a viable company?
happychef

Hudson Falls, NY

#12 Oct 25, 2010
we need less government in our lives and you go Bill and repsent us
happychef

Hudson Falls, NY

#13 Oct 25, 2010
we need change here let us all support Bill we got one in a lifetime chance here lets not blow it
Daveasanders

Plymouth, MA

#14 Oct 25, 2010
Thanks for your analysis,, I couldn't agree more with your conclusion to endorse Mr. Gunn.
Howe Sentry

United States

#15 Oct 25, 2010
It's all about, "Do we want the Constitutional government the founders gave us, or do we want to be oppressed and abused by a tyrannical overreaching big government?" Glad to see the "Sentinel" has lived up to their name as guardian of the public's trust! Go Bill Gunn!
Marie King

AOL

#16 Oct 25, 2010
Mr. Gunn is one of the many small business owners that truly bring jobs to those who want to work. Small business owners are the backbone of the job market nationwide. Unlike big government, he has experience meeting a budget and meeting a payroll. I am guessing that as a buiness owner Mr. Gunn has experience in spending wisely. If he didn't obviously he would not have a successful business. How many big government "employees" have that experience? Certainly not John Olver given the fact that he has been a career politician, like too many others. We need to OUST Olver and vote for a man that will truly listen to his constiuents. I have attendend Mr. Gunn's town hall meetings and he is sincere and honest when he states that he will listen to ALL of his constituents. By the way, his town hall meetings are conducted in the traditional spirit of a town hall meeting where everyone gets the mike to speak whether they agree or disagree. Unlike the very well choreographed mock town hall meetings that the democrats/progressive candidates have, where the audience is hand picked ahead of time, and the questions are written on cards before the meeting and screened by one of their own. That folks, is not a town hall meeting. That is why Bill Gunn will be getting the vote of this independent.

Since: May 10

Sierra Vista, AZ

#17 Oct 25, 2010
abner9418 wrote:
Before endorsing Gunn did the Sentinel vet the candidate? Did Gunn attend college? Did he graduate? Was he employed & did he benefit from programs he refers to as "Pork Barrel"? He claims to have created jobs in his business. How many? Is this actually a viable company?
Do you really have to have a College education to be a politician? I think common sense and practical experience is a much better qualification. I know a lot of college grads that would never do well in politics?
Mt Woman

Fitchburg, MA

#18 Oct 25, 2010
I have been following and supporting Mr. Gunn since I met him in June. I believe that he is honest, ethical and sincere in his beliefs and values and will do his best to represent ALL the people in MA District I. Don't you find it amusing that District I is the largest geographic disctict in MA yet no one has ever heard of John Olver who has been our US Representative for 18 years? I asked my neighbor about John Olver and their first comment was "who's he"? Pathetic!!! John Olver is such an arrogant and intrenched pol that he feels that he doesn't need to visit North Central MA, listen to our concerns or discuss with us issues of the day. No wonder we never hear about John, he is only a democratic place-holder for the party line of Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the other gang of scoundrels running amok in DC. Wake up MA District 1 and give us the opportunity for change that we despretely deserve and need. VOTE FOR BILL GUNN on NOV 2 and continue on to pull the lever and elect the entire republican slate. After all, change is not just needed in DC, but Boston needs a good spray of Lysol too.
abner9418

Concord, MA

#19 Oct 25, 2010
AZCit wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you really have to have a College education to be a politician? I think common sense and practical experience is a much better qualification. I know a lot of college grads that would never do well in politics?
Why won't anyone answer the questions?
Anne Andrews

Leominster, MA

#20 Oct 25, 2010
I don't mind if my name appears, because I am a proud supporter of Bill Gunn. I find him to be an honest and sincere person, who truly wants to serve his country (He already did in the Navy) and the constituents of District #1. Bill Gunn has stepped up to the plate. How many of us could or would even do that? I know about the DC incidnet, so much for "freedom of speech", when the Democrats would not even let the Republicans even speak before passing the Healthcare Bill! Good for Bill Gunn! I know his not afraid to stick up for what he feels is best for our country and out state.
www.billgunnforcongress.org
GO BILL GUNN!!!!

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