Here are a few reasons G+R should get out, a la Weld.
The NY results: Faso 62%, Weld 38%. Patrick’s 58% to Reilly’s 27% and Gabrieli’s 15% is a similar ‘blowing ’em out of the water’ kind of result.
The person who wins the convention usually wins the primary. G+R have better uses for their time and money.
Party unity does matter. If beating so-so Republicans with thin resumes and dubious personal finances was so easy, Paul Cellucci would never have been more than LG. Plus Kerry Healey has dough.
And some reasons why they shouldn’t.
Perhaps Patrick is not the most competitive standard bearer for the party. Will ‘Reagan Democrats’, ethnic white economically centrist Democratic social conservatives, vote for Patrick? Or do they matter? Is racism an issue, even if they won’t admit it, for many voters?
Reilly will give you $4 million reasons. Gabrieli has already given you 2.6 million reasons. And that’s just for starters…