Massachusetts, Back in the Game
By E. J. Dionne Jr.
October 20, 2006 - The Washington Post
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BOSTON--Massachusetts is often down in presidential politics, but never out.
The state that gave the United States two of its first six presidents has not had a presidential winner since John F. Kennedy in 1960. The most recent entries, Michael Dukakis and John Kerry, were dispatched by different Bushes...
Astonishingly, the hottest 2008 presidential contender from this very Democratic state is a Republican, Gov. Mitt Romney. He insists, as the scripture might have it, that he may be in Massachusetts but he's surely not of it.