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.
Big congratulations and Mazel Tov to Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley, who got engaged this past Friday to boyfriend Conan Harris.
"I'm surprised and elated," Pressley tells me. No wedding date has been set.
Apparently some of Pressley's staff was involved in Harris's attempts to spring the proposal; Pressley would not give details, but said that it happened on their regular Friday "date night."
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.
--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%.