A dead heat?:
Can this be true? The Herald is reporting that the Dem gubernatorial primary is now a dead heat
. Reich and Tolman have closed the gap on O’Brien. Hub Blog finds this a little hard to believe, but numbers are numbers. (Of course, polls are just polls, too.) A nice quote from an insider in the article: ``Democratic primary voters believe that Reich and Tolman are the reform candidates . . . but they think O'Brien has the best chance to win in a general election match-up.” Yep, that pretty much sums it up. The yearning for reform on Beacon Hill is strong. Very strong. O’Brien, who was literally born and bred within the Beacon Hill culture, has failed to convince voters she wouldn’t be part of the problem. But, well, she can win. And that matters. As Margery Eagan
reports, Dem women recognize O’Brien’s “robotic,” Hillary-like lust/obsession for power, and it turns them off a bit. But they’re nevertheless probably going to vote for her in droves. Hub Blog figures the odds are still in O’Brien's favor next week.