Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorter
I didnít know it was that one sided. Massachusetts seems almost like a one party state. They do elect Republican governors from time to time though. There was Norm Weld, then there was Romney. There may have been others before that.
But I assume Republicans have to be moderates to get elected in Massachusetts. Indeed, I think both Weld and Romney were liberals (Romney changed to conservative positions after he decided to run for President).
Almost a one party state? It IS a one party state. Romney and Weld were outsiders and Romney was always conservative. However the disproportion of state reps in the democrat party makes the govenor more like a figure head. Even our current governor is a fighure head. The real power is with the Speaker of the House. If the governor wants anything done he has to answer to the Speaker. If anyone stands up to the speaker they get it rammed where the sun doesn't shine.
Billy Bulger kept Billy Weld (our first GOP Gov in years) completely in check as well as the house.
But that is what we get here in Mass corrupt liberal speakers of the house...one after the other.