This is such a mystery to me... I was certain he would be the first to announce a run once Kerry was out. Didn't he say something like "I'm not finished... I'll see you again." to MA voters after his loss to Granny Warren?
I don't know what other viable Republican can run in MA. It's pretty certain now that you're going to end up with a Sen. Markey or Sen. Lynch (possibly another Sen. Kennedy, God help us!).
Living in the northeast sucks, doesn't it? :-(