Jilted by Tom Reilly at the proverbial altar, Chris Gabrieli may now be considering setting up his own wedding chapel. (Hey, it’s late – if you can come up with a better metaphor, go for it!)
Anyway, the Herald is reporting that Gabrieli operatives are reaching out to delegates to see if there’s any chance of coming up with the required 15% on the first ballot for the Governor’s race at the convention.
Well, why shouldn’t Gabrieli run for Governor? After all, he’s … uh … rich.
UPDATE: The Globe has more on the possibility of a “draft Gabrieli” movement, which does seem to be real and proceeding with Gabrieli’s blessing. My guess: he sticks with it long enough to make his presence felt, then decides to endorse Deval Patrick as the guy who can bring the kind of “real reform” to the Democrats that Gabrieli thinks is needed. Gabrieli doesn’t want to lose a third election – I bet he’d much rather play kingmaker.