Herald reporter Jessica Van Sack gets a truly awesome quote out of Charlie Baker:
Baker said, “My kids are gonna have to find their way in the world the same way everybody else’s middle-class kids are gonna have to find their way in the world.”
He added, “No trust funds for the Baker kids.”
HAHAHAHA!! Yeah, I’m sure Charlie Baker’s kids, with their dad’s $1.75 million salary, are in exactly the same boat as every other middle-class kid in Massachusetts, with their families struggling to pay the bills and whatnot.
Please. This is exactly why Charlie Baker is such a surprisingly lousy candidate. He is desperately trying to pretend to be something he isn’t: a regular, middle-class guy. He should run as what he is: a wealthy, Harvard-educated, elite insider who knows a lot about state government and the health care industry (having spent years working for both) and (the story goes) has the tools to fix it.
The electorate is not stupid, despite what wannabe politicians like Baker apparently think. Voters rapidly sniff out phonies and punish them, as Mitt Romney learned in 2008. The more Baker pretends to be just like the regular folks he wants to represent, the further he’s going to fall in the polls.