Alderman Emily Norton wrote a compelling piece for Commonwealth Magazine arguing that, based on what we’ve seen from Gov. Patrick, a Democrat is likely to be better for the state on fiscal issues than a Republican. Even if you’ve made up your mind where your vote is going, it’s a nice reminder of what Patrick has accomplished.
Here’s an excerpt:
It is not that Deval Patrick came into office an impassioned reformer. It was public outrage over the abuses, and cities and towns clamoring for relief, that drove him to take on these thankless tasks. But Patrick was able to succeed where his Republican predecessors had not precisely because he is a Democrat.