Why does Mass. produce so many presidential nominees?
It’s a familiar situation for those of us in Massachusetts. Once again, the nation has turned to one of ours to lead a grand national party into presidential battle. That would be exciting for Pennsylvania or New York or Ohio or just about any other state, but frankly, it’s becoming a ho-hum affair here in the hub of the universe. So why are our leaders in such demand? The reason, it turns out, is probably much less grand than we imagine.