I have a cartoon in this week’s Phoenix about the race for governor here in Massachusetts. It’s been a weird campaign, with the Republican Kerry Healey running some of the most negative ads in the country and Democrat Deval Patrick sticking with optimismic and hopeful ones. He can afford to do that with his 25 point lead in the polls.
Out of state readers may be surprised to know Massachusetts has had a Republican governor for the past sixteen years. Or more likely, out of state readers just won’t care.