• Polito's Take: Gomez a victim of Brown's victory


    "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."

    These words are attributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto regarding the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by forces of Imperial Japan. Instead of reveling in a military victory, he looked forward to difficult future battles. Someone in the Republican Party should have echoed that same sentiment following Republican Scott Brown's upset victory over Democrat Martha Coakley in 2010. Like the Americans who went on to defeat Imperial Japan, the Democratic Party came back with a vengeance and defeated Scott Brown with Elizabeth Warren.

    Republican U.S. Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez studied military strategy and the battles of World War II as a midshipman at the Naval Academy. If he learned his lessons well, he knows that he is up against a giant that is wide awake. That giant crushed Scott Brown in his bid to hold his Senate seat and they did it within two years of a major defeat. America unleashed its industrial and military might to defeat both Germany and Japan in less than four years. Last November, Massachusetts Democrats unleashed their armies of loyal union members and community activists who were armed with state of the art get out the vote technology.

    Within twenty four hours of defeat, Democrat party leaders were preparing to build a massive database of voters and their preferences. This same initiative was being rolled out nationally by the DNC. On Election Day 2012, legions of Democrats walked neighborhoods with smart phones that combined voting lists and GPS data to direct them to homes of people who would be most likely to vote for their candidates. The rest is history.

    The United States would have been prepared to defeat another enemy eight months after the end of WWII. The Democrats stand ready now to roll out their machine again on June 25, eight months after Elizabeth Warren's victory. Gabriel Gomez, the former Navy Seal, now stands against that army.

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