The real tidal wave for Democrats in Massachusetts was 2008.
Lets look at what the Republican did State Wide, percentages AND real numbers.
Real vote 1,104,000 was 36% in 2008 (McCain)
Real vote 779,870 Was 35% in 2006 (Healey)
Real vote 1,071,000 was 37% in 2004 (Bush)
Amazingly, this was more of a Democrat tidal wave year than even 2004 or 2006. The increase in voters were all Democrat Base voters.
McCain got more votes than Bush and it was still a lower percentage.
The numbers don’t lie. This was THE WORST year to run as a Republican.