Source: Gould not going to run for state rep

8 Dec

Gould officially confirms that he is not running for state rep. See the updated story by clicking here.

Bob Croce, EOP Publsher

This just in this morning. A source wishing not to be indentified has told EOP in an email that Peabody Councilor At-Large Tom Gould has changed his mind, and will not run in the special election to replace late State Rep Joyce Spilliotis. We’ll try to get further confirmation. If Tom is reading this and would like to either confirm or deny, I know that would be appeciated by our readers.

If anyone else out there has any info, please feel free to share it here. We found this surprising, but the source is very credible.

More to come.

19 Responses to “Source: Gould not going to run for state rep”

  1. Anonymous December 8, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Bob. Nelson just put this in his Twitter. Looks like he loves your blog. To bad he didnt give you credit for helping him do his job with this one.

  2. Anonymous December 8, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Heard same thing out for coffee this morning. Would be nice though to hear from Tom himself.

  3. Richardsons December 8, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    He is running for mayor. You heard it here first

    • Bob Croce December 8, 2012 at 11:18 am #

      @Richardsons: I’m going to assume for my audience that you are just “speculating.” In other words, there is no proof that I know of that Tom Gould is running for mayor.

  4. Asc December 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Bentons tweets Gould would have been a heavy favorite while the late Rep Joyce Spiliotis is a panderer!!!!!!! Hey Benton, Gould would be a heavy favorite because……..he gives away a lot of free ice cream? Whose pandering now. I’m glad he is out of the race. He certainly doesn’t deserve the seat based on his performance as the “invisible councilor”. Let him earn our votes, not buy them. Running for mayor is highly unlikely. He’d have to bring in a freighter of free ice cream to win that seat.

  5. the Outfront Guy* December 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    OG says…so now the Ann Manning Watch is on….I got goosebumps just thinking about it

  6. Anonymous December 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    OG. Is Anne going to have to take ou a restraining order against you. You sound like a stalker.

  7. the Outfront Guy* December 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    OG says…let’s take a step back and let Gould earn his wings on the Council before we elevate him to sainthood…now as far as Ms Manning goes….when she takes the glasses off and smiles a bit OG just has to splash some cold water …..but let’s be serious for a moment…she has to be considered to be a strong candidate for this position IF she opts to jump in this race.

  8. Anonymous December 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    OG I don’t understand your love for Annie Manning. Bev is way more likeable. Also based on your comment I think you might need glasses too OG.

  9. Blarney Stone December 9, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Dear Anon – what do you have blinders on when you look at Beverley Dunne. HA – you think OG needs glasses as he displays his affection for Manning – Me thinks Ms. Dunne does not have that “State Representative-ish” look – more like a school lunch woman from the 60’s.

  10. Bob Croce December 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    Blarney and Anon 5:48: please refrain from commenting negatively on anyone’s personal appearance. Unless both of you are a cross between George Clooney and Brad Pitt, then maybe neither of you should be commenting on looks anyhow. Capiche?

  11. Blarney Stone December 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Doesn’t how one dresses and presents themselves in public have something to say about their character? Mitt Romney was often referred to during the debates as appearing or looking “presidential”. Ted Kennedy was often referred to as being as “big as a whale”. Me thinks comments made are fair game. For the record, when me leaves for my work day in the mornings, I am neatly pressed and my hair is combed, even though I am not an elected official representing a group of citizens, merely a bloke who takes pride in my appearance. I suggest others do the same.

  12. Blarney Stone December 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Ones running for public office I mean to say.

  13. Bob Croce December 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Fair enough, considering our image conscious society. But should it really be about what someone looks like? Or, should it be about what they stand for and their abilities as a public servant? There’s a movie out right now that should remind us of how superficial we’ve become. I mean, do you really think Abe Lincoln, arguably our greatest president, could get elected today? He definitely wasn’t a handsome man, and he was not exactly what you would call a “fashion plate” when he came to his appearance.

  14. Blarney Stone December 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Me thinks I might have been misunderstood. Wasn’t commenting on the God given looks/appearance, that would not be a kind thing to do. It is not very stately to appear in public with wrinkled clothing and uncombed hair. Me thinks Abe Lincoln would have to clean up, shave and cut his hair to get elected today.

  15. Bob Croce December 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    I think maybe you are talking about candidates being dynamic and looking like leaders. But the problem here might be that there really aren’t a lot of “dynamic” looking candidates here in Peabody, who make you say “wow” when you see them present. In my opinion, the one and only candidate who is on a different level when it comes to being dynamic is John Slattery. You can argue all you want about how you feel he performed as a state rep, but you can’t deny that John still has the best presentation out there when it comes to being a candidate.

    • As Eye See It December 10, 2012 at 9:26 am #

      Should Mr. Slattery run for the seat, I would vote for him over this cast of other characters anyday. Apparently Dick Jarvis has chosen Beverley Dunne as the “candidate”. He better conduct himself with more civility this time toward people who will not be selecting his candidate of choice. Mrs. Dunne can not win this seat.

  16. As Eye See It December 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Allow me to first address the issue of Slattery possibly running – there hasn’t even been a date set for the nomination papers to be released to potential candidates so there could be many surprises. Mrs. Dunne and Mr. Gravel gave potential candidates plenty of time to research them for weaknesses. Now, with just the ames above mentioned, Dunne stands no chance at al; unless she were the lone candidate, Gravel, nope, too many questionable issues surrounding his non-profit, the YMCA, etc., Manning – Yes, she can pull it off, Fitzgerald, nope – he has anger management issues and appears arrogant, a turnoff to voters. So right now with only those candidates – it would be Manning. BUT, if Slattery jumps in the race is his to win. He did win Peabody in the senate race so the voters could be more forgiving as time goes by.


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