Campaign roundup: The epilogue
Barney Frank spent much of his victory speech last night complaining about Republicans, added: "Massachusetts has reaffirmed the complete political irrelevance of the Boston Herald." A Republican operative who writes a column for the Herald retorts: I'm irrelevant? You're irrelevant!
Here's hoping that, as Democrats elsewhere sift through the wreckage of what happened tonight, they look to Massachusetts to see what can actually work. The GOTV operation assembled by the combined efforts of the Deval Patrick campaign, the state Democratic party, and Organizing For America, worked brilliantly. It should be a model for 2012 around the country. And the top of our ticket here ran a largely positive campaign in which he stood up for what he believed, and never tried to pretend to be something he wasn't.
The next couple of years won't be easy, here or elsewhere. But I'm pleased and proud that Massachusetts Democrats will be playing a leading role.
The Outraged Liberal dusts off his Don't Blame Me, I'm from Massachusetts bumpa sticka.
D.R. Tucker on Red Mass. Group about Patrick: You know, I've got to give the guy some credit.
Bonnie Sashin explains why she voted.
John Carroll recaps the results on TV last night.
The Globe reminds us that Tim Cahill gave a concession speech.