Hiller Instinct: Made in Massachusetts
The Hiller Instinct: Hiller Instinct: Made in Massachusetts
"Cause we grow up with two things in this town, in this state; politics and the Red Sox. And we seem to be infected by both diseases. "
Add history and tradition. Colonial Massachusetts produced two of the nation's first presidents: John Adams, and his son, John Quincy Adams.
Former governor Calvin Coolidge was elected president in 1924.
In 1960 JFK inaugurated a cavalcade of candidates--stretching through the 80's, 90's...and to John Kerry, in 2004.
"You don't think it's because we're smarter than other people?"
"Ha, ha, ha, ha."
"I love New Hampshire."
And to be fair, Massachusetts candidates have an unfair advantage in New Hampshire's crucial presidential primaries... where they're known, and know how to campaign:
"Candidates are expected to go out, connect with people personally...and I think that's one of the reasons why so many of us go into it and least some of us decide we want to run for national office."
"I don't have any idea what I'm going to be doing four years from now, or two years from now, Andy..."
The next race for the white house could come down to two men from Massachusetts... democrat John Kerry and republican Mitt Romney
"I don't know what it is, maybe it's something in the water."
"Do you drink from the Charles?"
"I get bottled water from Belmont Springs."
"In terms of Massachusetts. Could you imagine Kerry and Romney in a real battle of the Bay State?
"Well, this is all possible. We'll just have to wait and see. We're going to find out pretty soon."
Remember Kerry and Romney, because they may be the last presidential candidates from here for a while.
Right now, whom else can you name from Massachusetts who might be elected president someday?
My answer is no one.
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