So here I am in the “press room” outside the main hall at Worcester’s DCU Center. We just heard the three candidates for Governor speak, and Charley has a nice live-blog of those speeches. I pretty much agree with his take – Gabrieli bashed Healey perhaps unnecessarily hard; Patrick is the best speaker this state has seen in some time; and Reilly, faced with the unenviable task of following Patrick, really did pretty well.
Conventional wisdom (ha ha – get it? conventional? thanks – I’m here all week) on the floor and in the press room seems to be that everyone will get on the ballot – all 3 Gov candidates, all 3 LGs, and both Secretary of States. Let’s hope so – the last thing any reader of this blog wants to hear is more of my belly-aching about the 15% rule!
Unfortunately, there were a couple of challenges to delegates that have to be resolved before the balloting can begin, so the results from the first ballot are not expected until 2 pm at the earliest. I probably will miss it, since I have to sing a concert this afternoon. So keep checking in on Charley’s post – he’ll have all the goods.