Marty Walsh: A Clown
History has been made today in Boston, as for the first time in its history, the Boston Marathon has been canceled. Some were shocked. I was not among them.
In the past two weeks or so, Marty Walsh has taken a STRONG stance against re-opening the city of Boston largely due to his fears over a second surge of the coronavirus. I mean, the guy even went on Bloomberg’s “Surveillance” podcast to defend his position by saying, “what we [in Massachusetts] are dealing with is far different from other states like Wyoming, South Dakota, and Louisville.” I don’t know about you guys but I think that the STATE of Louisville is handling this pandemic pretty well.
Jokes aside, Walsh’s position on re-opening the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts has been clear and he will likely do everything in his power to prevent a drastic re-opening, as demonstrated with the cancellation of the marathon. However, I question Walsh’s position on issues of this kind. Since the start, Charlie Baker has been in charge of everything Coronavirus in the state of Massachusetts and the man has done a wonderful job. New cases have been falling every single week and this week hit their lowest amount since early March.
So, why is Walsh interjecting himself now? Well, maybe it’s because literally nobody in the city of Boston actually likes Marty Walsh, people just tolerate him. Personally, I think Walsh is just trying to capitalize on this pandemic by taking the opposite position of Baker, so that way if he ends up being right, maybe people will gain respect for him. Needless to say, there is a chance that Walsh could end up being at least partially correct by saying there could be a second surge, but at the end of the day, keeping people inside right now doesn’t seem exactly feasible. People want to go back to work and out of their houses.
This issue is a complicated one and needs smart, intelligent people handling it. Not Marty Walsh.