Best former governor
Quick, name a politician with strong New York ties besides Bloomberg. Can't? Now name a famous politician with a link to Massachusetts. After the Kennedys, John Kerry, Scott Brown, and Barney Frank, there's former governor and recent Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (left), who threatened to continue the state's legacy of putting Mass. politicians into higher office. Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, meanwhile, resigned after a prostitution scandal. Hillary Clinton was a New York senator, but she also went to Wellesley, so call that a wash.