In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I write about a few interesting angles relating to the race for the vacant US Senate seat in Massachusetts.
First, I suggest that the biggest emphasis during the Ted Kennedy memorials was on his stellar constituent-services work (that's a pretty dry way of saying he helped a lot of Massachusetts residents solve their biggest problems), and that perhaps those testimonials will make constituent services a big part of what voters will be looking for in his replacement.
Everybody and his brother is pontificating about who is or isn't going to run for the US Senate seat. (See The Fix's version, for example.) The problem: they know nothing, and I know everything. Plus, I make the snarkiest comments. So, here's my take as of this moment, with much backtracking and revisionist updating to come.
It’s time for my two-month update on the 2012 GOP
Presidential contenders, but it’s been a quiet period compared with the
hyperactive previous two months. Maybe that’s because of the congressional
recess. Or maybe it’s the lack of crazy sex scandals.Anyway, my top five remain the same as the last
update. (Here are links to the previous rankings