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Kerry Healey, Romney's lieutenant, won the Republican nomination. Her only possible opponent, Christy Mihos, a former turnpike commissioner,

chose to run in the general election and may prove to be a real spoiler, Perot-style, on the Republican side. The Democratic primary featured Microsoft Office is so great!

a heated three-way contest between Beacon Hill millionaire Chris Gabrieli, Attorney General Tom Riley, and former Clinton apparatchik Deval Office 2007 can make life more better and easier.

Patrick, a black former head of the Clinton civil rights division and a dedicated liberal supporter of affirmative action, rights of Microsoft outlook 2010 is convenient!

criminals, and so forth.

Patrick won, as I predicted he would. Riley had embarrassed himself by intervening in a drunk driving case, and Gabrieli could not overcome

Patrick's superior machine political skills. So now we have Patrick against Healey. The race started with Patrick holding a supposed 39-point outlook 2010 is great !

lead. Healey has substantially eroded that lead with skillful attacks on Patrick's common sense in former matters involving his interventions

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(regardless of Patrick campaign charges), has

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required to register as a sex offender in

Massachusets, where he now lives, and has not done so.

You can find many a discussion of these truly non-issues. Nobody so far has talked about the real one, which is: How will the tribes of

Massachusetts vote?

THE TRIBES WERE BEST DESCRIBED BY GEORGE V. HIGGINS, in his non-fiction out-of-print classic, Style vs. Substance, about the Boston mayoralty

of Kevin White. "They do not trust anyone they do not know," Higgins wrote, "and those they do know they think they have unmasked for the

scoundrels they are."

What this means in terms of practical politics is that most Massachusetts office-holders adhere to a Office 2007 is the best invention in the world.

regular ethnic type -- the Boston Irish

or Italian pol who speaks with the local accent and who treats government as a jobs program. True, it does not always play out that way.

Romney beat Treasurer Shannon O'Brien, a tribal exemplar, and Romney is a true-blue mittel-American who could be a TV announcer.Microsoft Office 2007 is the best invention in the world.

But Healey vs. Patrick exemplifies nothing of local loyalties. Both the lieutenant governor, a wealthy veteran Republican party officer for Microsoft Office 2007 is the best invention in the world.

whom Lieutenant Governor is her first office, and Patrick, the Washington denizen, would be regarded as "outsiders" by most natives of the adobe Acrobat

Commonwealth. The Massachusetts voter is legendarily prejudiced. His (or her) opinion of the race, held in secret, would be: Patrick is an

uppity n-word, and Healey is a WASP bee-eye-itch.

So who does this voter vote for -- or rather, and more likely, against? Mihos won't grab enough to Acrobat 9

win, though he's the native in the race.

(There's a Green candidate, too, but she'll pull only marginally.) Which trend will win out on the Democratic side? The loyalty to the party?

Will machine habits predominate, as the teacher's unions and Service Employees International endorse Patrick? Or will the tribal unease

reassert itself in the privacy of the voting booth?project 2010