Senator Michael Dukakis?

Having voted for Michael Dukakis back when he ran for President in 1992, I think it will be kind of cool if he becomes a Senator, which looks like it might just happen.

Although Senator Kerry (whom I don’t much like, but whatever) hasn’t even officially been offered the job or accepted, I view this talk as indicative that it’s probably going to happen, and I doubt there’ll be another John Tower type situation with him.

Author: DEAN ESMAY, Guest Voice Columnist

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  • tidbits

    Dukakis ran in ’88. Clinton ran, and won, on the Democratic ticket in ’92.

  • Barky

    Ugh. There has to be someone better out there.

  • The_Ohioan

    I’d like to see Russ Feingold a senator again. Seems like a technically connected country like ours could ignore residence requirements, especially in favor of previous experience. There are others, Frank, another Kennedy, Reich, Meehan.

    Dukakis is too old to be physically competent for the job.

  • merkin

    There are no residency requirements for the Senate, at least at the federal level. Individual states can have them but most don’t.