On the real: I am in a gray area about the unabashed reliance on cash. I can’t fault Gabs for spending the money if he has it, but we all know that it’s not encouraging for the race to come down to prime time saturation.
As I have said before, my loyalties lie with Patrick. If you put the two on equal financial footing, it becomes obvious that Patrick is the better choice. Better ideas with unequivocal support, a more dynamic and inspiring leader, and – what may prove even more vital than money in the general – an ability to resist the Democratic legislature. Gabrieli may not have this prerogative, given that he is on the ballot at all through the maneuverings of the leadership.
So if Gabrieli offers you a house, please say no thanks, and vote Patrick.