Falchuk tries non-Trump solution to disenchantment with parties

No news here: People are increasingly fed up with Washington, with the political parties and with politicians.  Three quarters of the American people disapprove of Congress, and the favorability rating of that august body ranges from 14 percent to 17 percent depending on the poll. Another measure of the public mood, fifty-two percent of Republican primary …

Continue reading Falchuk tries non-Trump solution to disenchantment with parties

The downhill race for the summer Olympics

Former Governor Deval Patrick seems to have caught on that the optics of his $7500 per day pay (plus expenses) for serving as a globe-trotting ambassador for Boston2024's summer Olympics proposal might not play in some future bid for the Presidency or even a U.S. Supreme Court seat. Nor was it helpful when Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, an enthusiastic Olympics booster, raised …

Continue reading The downhill race for the summer Olympics

Charlie Baker: charm, practicality and reassurance

The question during the 2014 gubernatorial campaign was often "Will the real Charlie Baker please stand up?"  Today, Governor Baker stood before a meeting of the New England Council, the real Charlie Baker, the one I knew from his days in the highest echelons of the Weld and Cellucci administrations.  He is smart, comfortable in …

Continue reading Charlie Baker: charm, practicality and reassurance

Gubernatorial debate: too crowded for clarity

WBZ performed its civic duty by including three independent candidates for governor in Tuesday's gubernatorial  debate, but the three added little to the process.  It's one thing to give everyone equal access in the early stages of the campaign, helping the independents get themselves known,  make their views known,  raise some money and perhaps gain some …

Continue reading Gubernatorial debate: too crowded for clarity

2014 Mass. gubernatorial primaries up for grabs

Today's papers announced the latest entrant in the 2014 race for governor: a Tea Party challenger to Charlie Baker for the Republican nomination. Mark Fisher, a Shrewsbury resident and newbie at electoral politics, runs a metal manufacturing company. His website has a family photo album and an issues list that starts and ends with eliminating Turnpike tolls.  …

Continue reading 2014 Mass. gubernatorial primaries up for grabs