Deval Patrick & Tim Murray: winners. Obvious reasons. Now the hard part begins. It ain’t gonna be easy, but I don’t discount the additional tricks John Walsh has up his sleeve.
Chris Gabrieli: even. Lost the race and ought never to run for office again. But he did elevate the debate, and was supremely gracious in standing with Deval last night. He should continue to inject his money into things that will change the world. He’s been effective thus far; keep it up.
Tom Reilly: loser. But on the flipside, maybe he gets a cushy corporate law job and can finally afford a house! It’s actually pretty sad that it turned out this way for him, but at least he’s known for weeks he had no shot.
Deb Goldberg: loser. Her millions were soundly rejected. Without them she’s a distant third-place finisher last night. Here’s my question: would another $2 million have made a difference? Perhaps. So why not spend it in June and July and bury the others? Probably still couldn’t have trumped Timmeh!’s field.
Andrea Silbert: winner. Of course you’re not surprised I’m saying this given my biases, but hear me out: she’s 42, she’s just raised 1.6+ million over the last 3 years by herself and one staffer (for Kerry and for herself), she knows everyone in the Party now (and most people probably like and respect her – except Deb Goldberg!), and she’s known all over the business and venture capital community in and around the city. I would imagine Deval’s people are hoping for her to sign on and raise some dough for him. If I were her I’d take some time off, see the kids, and resurface next week after taking stock of things. Whether in politics or not, this ain’t the last we’ve seen of Ms. Silbert.