COMMENTARY: 2010 elections draw little passion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Labor Day is fraught with meaning and memory for Rhode Island, a state built by the sweat of generations of blue and pink collar workers. It usually signals the beginning of the home stretch for the political primaries. But with a week left, WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay wonders why this year's elections have drawn little of the passion of primaries past, when Rhode Island politics was a rolling participant, combat and spectator sport.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Scott MacKay is political analyst for WRNI. You can hear his commentary every Monday and follow his On Politics blog.