On Cape Ann, the Gloucester Daily Times endorses Scott Brown:
In contrast to those Democrats who fervently believe that government should be in charge of everything, Brown has faith in the ability of private enterprise to get the economy back on the right track.
Unlike Coakley, he believes terrorists who have declared war on the United States, including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, should be treated as enemy combatants, rather than criminals entitled to expensive “show trials” funded by U.S. taxpayers.
Brown is the kind of Republican — fiscally conservative, but generally middle-of-the-road on social issues in the Ed Brooke-Bill Weld mold — Massachusetts voters have endorsed in the past with good results.
He says he’s running to give people a choice. And if elected, he would be on the ballot again in 2012 when Kennedy’s six-year term was due to expire.
In this special election, residents of Massachusetts can send a clear message that the scatterbrained, deficit-fueled approach to problems seen in Washington to date is not the kind of change people voted for in 2008.
They can do that by electing Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate.
On the other Cape, the Cape Cod Times also endorses Brown.
These days the Globe‘s political coverage tends to be so partisan and predictable that the online comments in response are more engaging and informative than the articles.
Here’s to these smaller newspapers, from Cape to Cape, departing editorially from the liberal Democratic lockstep, and striking a blow for independence from the conventional.
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