Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 | 2 a.m.
When Mitt Romney talks about what he accomplished in office as the governor of Massachusetts, he really means what the state legislature accomplished because he had little say about so many things in the state.
Eighty-seven percent of the legislature was Democratic. He didn’t rule; he was ruled. It was not a matter of working with the opposition, which did whatever it wanted because Romney lacked the power to stop it.
Anything he accomplished during his tenure as governor was really the state legislature’s accomplishments, not his. He was truly the proverbial figurehead.