We’d figured on double speculation â€” interim appointment to very recently ex-Sen. John Kerry and the winner of the special election for his last two years. Our Gov. Deval Patrick beat us out by naming the interim (William “Mo” Cowan) a few hours before the show.
We stuck to who’s likely to run on Dem and GOP sides, who’s likely to win, and what’s the route to victory.
Listen in as we talk Ed Markey, Steve Lynch on Dems and Scott Brown on Republicans. There’s nothing subtle about our judgments, now should there be. All three of those and a few others we gloss over have shown their hands, hearts and votes repeatedly. We do figure Markey has a real leap ahead on his side, but he seriously needs first, to transform himself from the august dean of the state’s delegation in Congress into a statewide figure (hell, Scott Brown had to do much more as a do-nothing state legislator), and second, get the political bigs to campaign actively him. Endorsements won’t do squat here.
We discuss the silly, pre-announcement poll that may induce the ego-driven Brown to figure he’d win. We advise him against that. Listen in for our take on this race.