--The correct picks in my Fabulous Primary Predictions contest, assuming unofficial results hold up, were Golnick, Bielat, Ives, Toomey, Lovely, Adams, Welch, Barrett, Martinez, Rogers, Decker, Keefe, Jubinville, Devaney, and Campatelli. By my count, there were two entries tied with 10 right out of 15. For the tie-breaker of Keating's vote percentage in CD9, believe it or not one of the two guessed 59 and the other guessed 60 -- and at last look the unofficial tally was at 59%.
Some folks in Massachusetts may be wondering, "why are the Democrats putting Elizabeth Warren in one of the small windows of live broadcast-TV coverage tonight at the convention?"
Especially since, by my internal MassachuSensor (TM, patent pending) readings, 47 percent of Commonwealth residents now cover their ears and shut their eyes when Warren starts talking to them during a commercial break.
See, this is how you do a convention. During the off-hours, when only your base is watching, you heap the red meat from the stage (Barbara Lee of California, SEIU, NARAL, Pelosi, Reid, Ted K tribute, gay congressman, strong suggestions that Romney is unpatriotic). As people start watching on cable in prime time, you go more for the swing voter's hearts and minds (double-amputee Duckworth, former GOPer Chafee, woman saying repeal of ObamaCare will kill her daughter, POTUS/FLOTUS siblings, Ledbetter).
Tonight at around 7:30pm the Democratic National Convention will do a tribute to Ted Kennedy, with Joe III speaking. Governor Deval Patrick speaks a little before 10:00pm.
Last week in Tampa, I asked Obama campaign spokesperson Stephanie Cutter of Raynham, former Ted Kennedy staffer, about the Massachusetts flavor to this year's DNC, and the Kennedy tribute in particular.