In the end, Scott Brown was just too small to be a US Senator from Massachusetts.
Oh, there are plenty of things to say about why the race went the way it did -- and I'll write many of them when I've had a little bit of sleep.
But Massachusetts expects their Senators to be big figures. National figures. People who have purpose and stature.
In this week's issue of The Phoenix -- in print and online now -- I have a few things to check out. I have a feature looking at the race between state senate president Therese Murray and second-time Republican challenger Tom Keyes. I also have a column lamenting the lack of debates (and attention to debates) in Massachusetts congressional races.