Want to get me fired up? Talk to me about conventional wisdom.
It used to be conventional wisdom that a Republican candidate would not win a U.S. Senate seat from the Democrats' stronghold of Massachusetts.
Tuesday night, that sentiment was turned on its head by the election of that "little-known state senator" Scott Brown.
I did not sufficiently study the positions of Senator Brown or his opponent to have a truly informed opinion of the race. And, as native Pennsylvanian who lives in Manhattan, my recommendation would not have been very consequential.
But, I do know this:
No one political party should dominate any state's government for decades.
No legislative seat should ever be "safe."
No race should ever be a sure bet.
What occurred Tuesday in Massachusetts was healthy for representative democracy -- both for the Bay State and the nation. We need to keep the political class guessing.
The photo above of Boston's Old North Church is from Sam.