The Meaning Behind the Quotes in The Boston Globe Article Regarding the Future State of the Democratic Party
One thing that seems to be present in nearly all news reports is the controversy or story that is being covered at that time. This is especially true of international news which has much more to do with politics and world events. When something is reported that may have an effect on how people feel, the news tends to cover it at length. Other examples of news include latest happenings at a local town hall meeting, political debates, or other major news that breaks on TV.
In the 4 Aug. 2021 edition of the Boston Globe, reporter Michael S. Broscovitz wrote an article about the upcoming primaries in Connecticut. One of the topics he and the rest of the news media decided to focus on was the idea that Democratic nominee for governor, Connecticut’s Attorney General John K. Cuomos would seek the services of then-U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton as her running mate for the presidential ticket. The article included this quote from Cuomos: “The only way I can beat Hillary Clinton is to win over some voters in Connecticut who don’t vote for Clinton in the first place.”
This comment caused quite a stir since some citizens in Connecticut believe that Clinton’s name should never be linked to the state’s next governor. The next day, the Boston Globe published an article that explained what the real meaning behind Cuomos’s comment was. According to the article: “There is only one person who can beat Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination: Hillary Clinton herself. And she already has the majority of the pledged delegates. Therefore, there is no need to divide the party before the Democratic National Convention is underway.”