For all the giddy Deval Patrick enthusiasts out there, here’s a press clipping to pin on the locker room bulletin board, as it were:
Reilly supporters say the results were not surprising. The caucuses tend to attract more liberal activists, said state Rep. Demetrius Atsalis, D-Hyannis, a Reilly supporter. And those are the voters who have been most galvanized by Patrick.
“We’ll never see a lot of these people again,” Atsalis said of the crowd that turned out for the Barnstable caucus. “(Reilly and Patrick) are both going to be on the ballot, and that’s the bottom line.”
Hrm… I don’t think that “counting on the opposition’s fickleness” is generally a good strategy.