I was, and in a very different way still am, a supporter of Jim Marzilli (though I do think he should resign his seat.) No question that he was a progressive legislator. What has happened is terribly sad on many levels.
Why did Ken run against Jim?
Thanks to Massachusetts’s astounding ballot-access laws, by the time Jim’s current problems had come to light last spring it was too late for any of his supporters to file papers. But Ken had already filed. Is there a progressive rationale for that, or is it just about Ken?
Is here a progressive rational for Ken versus Jack Hurd, his opponent, or is that primarily about tribal loyalty?
Progressives don’t have to only support progressives, of course. The buzz with Ken, though, is that he’s one of us.
Only, what does that mean?