'The systematic organization of hatreds'
It's not make-or-break
time per se for Healey. But she does need to stop Patrick's momentum during tonight's debate. A repeat of her primary-night robotic attack/here-I-am mode probably won't work. She should swing for hits, not the fence. ... Marty Nolan
looks back on the ugly ins and outs of past gubernatorial races. It hadn't quite hit me that, no matter who wins in November, three of our past five Massachusetts governors will have been non-natives. It's as if we can't trust ourselves. ... I leave out Mihos as a potential winner. (Now watch him surge. But he's still more of a spoiler than anything else.)Update
-- Reader AM chimes in:
Something Nolan didn't mention is that we haven't elected a governor with an identifiably Irish name during the period he covers -- even longer (Tobin, 1945-47) if you don't think "Dever" fills the bill. I don't think this is coincidence, because the odds seem so heavily against it. Kerry Murphy Healey could end the drought -- does Patrick qualify?