Massachusetts does seem to like divided government. Patrick’s poor performance in office ought to be a caution that might persuade the Independents to give Brown a chance.
The divided government was really a joke (if you consider a GOP Governor/Dem legislature). A Republican Governor is powerless because there’s no Republican opposition in the legislature. It’s 90% Democrat, and what handful of masochists on the Republican side are virtually all liberal RINOs who take the crumbs offered not to misbehave or challenge Dem supremacy, so essentially, it’s a wink and a nod to total Democrat control.
I’ve stated that I expect the state to have at least one body (the Senate) potentially become 100% Democrat in actuality within the decade. If Brown is elected, a Special election will be required to fill his seat. If the “Republicans” hold it, that might delay it, but if it falls to the Dems, my prediction will probably come true. The only legislative bodies with fewer Republicans in their state Senate is in Rhode Island and Hawaii.
What’s better is the election of Independent Tim Cahill in November over Patrick and the liberal RINO Charlie Baker, another Slick Willard clone of thorough and total uselessness. Baker has already chosen a gay liberal as his running mate, so his candidacy is little better than a mocking joke. Cahill promises more to run the state in a non-partisan fashion with an eye towards fiscal Conservatism, which at the current time, pending a complete resuscitation of the State GOP (which won’t occur as long as the current leftist buffoons run it, especially under Jennifer Nassour), is about the best alternative at the moment. The state hasn’t had a competent Chief Exec since Ed King, the last authentic center-right Governor.