According to a Globe Article today,
Romney told the Associated Press: “My understanding is that the tradition in Massachusetts is that the outgoing governor does not attend the inauguration of the new governor. That’s the way it was when I was sworn in, and my understanding is that’s the case, and so I simply have followed tradition.”
Anyone know if this actually is a tradition, or what’s been done in the past? Was Swift at Romney’s inauguration? What about previous inaugurations? He may have been telling the truth here, but I find myself wondering, particularly given his break from tradition by having his “long walk” the night before.