‘A Republican resurgence in Massachusetts’?:
I wouldn’t call it a ‘resurgence,’
but it’s good to see political competition
in Massachusetts for a change. ... A Hub Blog friend, a very staunch and somewhat prominent Dem, made the exact same point to me yesterday. ... Keep in mind this is only the latest GOP ‘resurgence.’ The ‘90 election did lead to a veto-sustaining gain for the party and Weld. But the rest of the decade and early into the new century was one long, slow slide toward the compromising hack ineptness of bottom-of-the-barrel ex-legislators Paul Cellucci and Jane Swift ... The ultimate prize, almost impossible to imagine, is to get hold of the gerrymandering apparatus at the State House, not the corner office. The next best thing is to graduate legislators to district attorney posts, Congress, other statewide offices etc., giving future pols hope they can actually use the GOP as a legitimate party to advance their ambitions. Too many Dems today are closet Republicans who would have run as Republicans if the Republicans had their act together.