The Hiller Instinct: Election Day
First, in the governor's race - it worked! By now, you should know enough to make your choice. If you don't, don't blame the candidates.
Unless every poll ever taken is wrong, tonight, Massachusetts will elect either Deval Patrick or Charlie Baker. Patrick and Baker are both honest, smart men - which, in these times, means more than it should.
Both must have a committment to public service, because both made a lot of money in the private sector and don't have to be in government. But both chose to. So, no matter who wins, the corner office on Beacon Hill will not lose its integrity or its intelligence.
As for the entire campaign, I'm not sorry it's over. Like you, I've seen enough campaign ads to last until Christmas. Next Christmas.
But the biggest reason I'm glad we're finally voting is because campaigning isn't governing.
We have unprecedented problems and unsustainable expenses. What we need is a government working every day to solve those problems, and not a single more day filled with political attacks and counter-attacks.
Starting tomorrow, I hope that's what we get.
I'm Andy Hiller, and that's my instinct.
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