That's one possible explanation for why the Prince of Darkness refuses to debate his opponents.
Speaking of debates, Frank and Bielat debate at 3 p.m. today on WBUR. You can submit questions.
Martha Coakley is busy spreading Halloween cheer in newsrooms, handing out candy to reporters, at least, the ones dressed like they're getting ready for a safari on the Veldt.
The Globe takes a look at Questions 1 and 3, which would cut booze taxes and the overall sales tax, respectively. The Outraged Liberal warns of slashed firehouses and schools if Question 3 passes. Downtown Lynn exhorts a No vote on those two questions and Question 2, on affordable housing. Marjorie Arons-Barron considers Question 2, concludes it should be fixed, not thrown out entirely.
Punditocracy: Brian McGrory reports from a men's room (really!), concludes both Patrick and Baker are good people. The Globe endorses a bunch of Republican candidates for state senate because, hey, two-party government is good. Also, Mike Rush is an autocrat. The Herald endorses Perry, Bielat and Golnik for Congress for much the same reason, but finds un-birther Hudak too wacky even for its tastes. The Republican Operative at the Incredible Shrinking Tabloid doesn't like Steve Grossman.