Boston Irishman in Irelandby Larry Donnelly
- It's an Irish American duel, Boston’s hotly contested mayoral race
- Low down as Boston mayoral comes race down to the wire
- Critics be damned, I’ll always be a Rose of Tralee fan
- Why proud Irish American Governor Martin O’Malley would not be a “lousy presidential candidate”
- Why reform is needed in the Irish Senate over abolition - realizing the Seanad's 'real potential'
Given the continued enthusiasm and seemingly insatiable appetite for the status quo, however, I’m not holding my breath.
Theirs is a constituency of tens of millions of Americans throughout the United States. They don’t fit easily in either the Democratic Party or Republican Party because they tend to be conservative socially and populist economically. They have voted for candidates of both parties over the last several election cycles and help account for the wildly vacillating fortunes of the two parties in recent years. I don't know if they will ever find a political home. But it will be immensely interesting to see how the two parties chase their votes in this election year and in elections to come.