Mass. Governor 2014
Massachusetts elects an attractive man who has not held any elected office before, with a business demeanor talking about reforming Beacon Hill. We're starting to see a pattern, here. This week: post-election Scrum.
Election Day is nearly upon us, which means it's time for you to try to outguess The Scrum's David Bernstein, Peter Kadzis, and Adam Reilly in the #Mapoli Prediction Challenge.
Do we write off some politicians because they're not viable? Or are they not viable because we write them off? The Scrum took a closer look at the struggle that some candidates face trying to get media coverage and the public to see them as contenders.
The Scrum's Adam Reilly and David Bernstein speak with former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift about a possible Romney run for president in 2016; why women seem to love (or at least like) Charlie Baker; whether the national GOP has drifted too far to the right; inoculating against the three H's (hair, hemlines, and husbands); and the legacy of the late Governor Paul Cellucci.
Just read an interesting press release from the gubernatorial campaign of Juliette Kayyem, in which a standard-issue appeal for campaign donations got an intensely moralistic spin — and gave me an intense case of political deja vu.