New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

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New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by econalum » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:35 am

Since Polito is not seeking Governor either, looks to be wide open. Thoughts on the race?
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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:01 pm

Assuming she decides to run, it's Healey's to lose I'd think. I cannot off the top think of a moderate similar to Charlie that would throw their hat in the ring. Should be very interesting.
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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by e_parade » Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:42 pm

Agreed on Healey. If she runs she'll be the favorite, despite the state tending to favor Republican Governors more often than not. There's not yet a prominent Republican candidate in the ring though, and I'm not sure who would fit the bill on it.

If Healey doesn't run, wide open race and maybe someone like a JPKIII runs, once again relying on the name to get him out there.

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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by econalum » Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:45 pm

The remaining Republican party has shifted so far right, it is a gift to any Democrat who wins the primary, IMO. Healey is the obvious front-runner and it would be about time to have a true female governor, not counting the rise of Jane Swift.

That said, Healey has been a complete coward in not addressing the range of issues in the State Police, relying on the FBI.

No Kennedys need to apply, please. What about Marty Meehan, although he would have to work, and stuff. :D
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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by KahunaK » Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:20 pm

Marty Walsh wants to throw his hat into the ring. I wish Baker would stay another term- a moderate Republican is what Massachusetts needs.

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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by umassbaseball » Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:00 pm

No politician is perfect, but I do think Charlie was good for the state. It showed in his constantly high approval ratings, which were sometimes the highest in the nation. Hopefully there is a moderate like him that can step in, as there isn't one currently in the race.

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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by R&G » Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:22 pm

I think Charlie has done a great job. I wonder what he is planning on doing next.

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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by econalum » Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:58 pm

I am betting he takes a CEO position in a healthcare or biotech company. He ran Harvard Pilgrim for many years.
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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by Quann » Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:46 pm

Charlie was basically a centrist and while I don’t agree with everything he did, I think he did a really good job overall having to govern in moonbatville. God help this state if Healy runs because she will win and it will be a disaster.

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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by PintOGuinness » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:30 am

Healy seems like a Shannon O'Brien v2, a longtime political hack with no real world experience who'll lose to a Republican with a better managed and better run campaign. At least if Marty W. runs, he'll pick off some of the labor vote which could get him over the top.

The worst outcome would be if lightweight Geoff Diehl wins.
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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by umassbaseball » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:12 am

PintOGuinness wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:30 am Healy seems like a Shannon O'Brien v2, a longtime political hack with no real world experience who'll lose to a Republican with a better managed and better run campaign. At least if Marty W. runs, he'll pick off some of the labor vote which could get him over the top.

The worst outcome would be if lightweight Geoff Diehl wins.
Diehl winning the primary is my worry too. Who do republicans have on the bench though? Shauna O'Connell? Patrick O'Connor? Andrew Lelling? Doesn't seem too promising at the moment.

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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by econalum » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:54 pm

I like the combination of partial private sector experience and being a centrist, effective manager. Governors have shown how important their role is during COVID, and we need effective leadership. The less career politician, the better.
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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by m626t » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:16 pm

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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by Sheck » Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:42 pm

How about someone that cares about public higher education in the state? Just a thought.
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Re: New Governor Coming - Charlie not running

Post by KahunaK » Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:37 pm

Sheck wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:42 pm How about someone that cares about public higher education in the state? Just a thought.
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