The national media “covering” the Massachusetts gubernatorial election have a narrative and they are sticking to it. Never mind that it is both lazy and unoriginal.
We all look forward to a substantive debate tonight between Democratic candidate Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker. In that spirit I asked some of the smartest people I know – my colleagues at MassPoliticsProfs and at UMass Boston – for some debate questions. You’re welcome, Jim and Margery.
This past spring, I put together a hierarchy of Massachusetts political endorsements. As we approach election day, I am republishing with some updates. One big caveat; No one endorsement is a game changer. Elizabeth Warren couldn’t save John Tierney, Michael Dukakis couldn’t boost Mike Lake, and Mitt Romney couldn’t bring more Republicans into the Legislature in 2004. Candidates and conditions (statewide and national) matter.