By Kimberley on Nov 07, 2006
My interest in politics comes second only to my sheer enthusiasm to embrace the latest technology.   My regular readers know what that means!
But over the past few weeks, like many of us in New Hampshire, I have been subjected to watching television ads on the Massachusetts TV channels, ads paid for by the political parties supporting the candidates for Massachusetts Governor.   And, albeit without direct interest, I have watched, listened, and developed an opinion of sorts.
So, my home state of Massachusetts is getting close to finalising the votes for what the Brits would probably consider the underdog.   Deval Patrick was up against the current Lt Governor of the Bay State.   He was also up against an intelligent and personable women who felt like she could be your kid's best friend's Mom and an independent who came across as a very nice guy.
Supported by Massachusetts Senators John Kerry & Ted Kennedy and the iconic Bill Clinton, Deval comes across as a potentially huge success story.   He is articulate.   He has some "Kennedy Charm" and general good looks.   His campaign was clean and focussed.
Deval supports "High Tech" (an area where some feel Massachusetts' role as a leader has slipped over the years) while also talking about the local fishing industry and all ranges of jobs.   He campaigned about local challenges and local issues.   He says he wants to get Massachusetts back to being one of the top states in the USA and is talking to most of her citizens on a level they personally "get" and personally believe is long overdue.   Of course, the proof will be in the pudding....
Have you ever wondered who will be the first Afro-American American President?   Keep an eye on the new Governor of Massachusetts!   This could be the man!