The Phoenix has done well with Adam Reilly's analysis of Attorney General Tom Reilly's blunder last week. (We're betting they are no relation.)
Clearing the stridently anti-gay initiative to rollback same-sex marriages in 2008 was a huge boost for Deval Patrick's gubernatorial bid, he figures. He quotes one Democratic political consultant as saying, "If I had advised him on this as a political matter, I would have said, 'This is not a close call. You could end Patrick's candidacy today simply by saying no.' He made a huge mistake."
Check out the piece for possible outcomes on both Democratic and Republican races.