Try none of the above.
Even Tagg Romney, son of the former governor who ran for president against Mr. Obama last year, was mentioned and then said no thanks.
The race for Senate will still be a contested one. Some other Massachusetts Republicans are launching campaigns or testing the waters. It’s just that the most likely contenders are no-shows.
One obvious conclusion to draw: Democrats may be hard to beat in this Senate race.
Not surprising, given the state’s Democratic-leaning population. But back in 2010, Brown was able to score an upset win in a special election after Sen. Edward Kennedy (D) died. But for a repeat of that scenario to look promising, it’s likely that at least one of the party’s “big” names – Brown, Ms. Healey, or someone else – would have to run.