Thanks to all who turned out for last night’s BBQ and LG-fest at Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Theatre in Somerville. The food was excellent, as was the company – we had a nice turnout, and a good time was had by all.
Tingle is really quite funny – if you haven’t seen his show, you’re missing out.
Sadly, however, he failed in one respect: he didn’t help me make up my mind in the LG race. Both Andrea Silbert and Tim Murray acquitted themselves quite well in this unusual forum. Both could joke around when it was appropriate, while still getting across the themes with which they by now are very fluent: Silbert talked jobs; Murray talked Worcester renaissance and local aid. There were no obvious gaffes.
Really, this is a good thing, even if it is a source of personal consternation for me. At this point I don’t see myself voting for Goldberg, but Silbert and Murray are both very strong candidates who would each bring excellent, though somewhat different, credentials to the LG’s office. And while it’s easy enough to say that some pairings of Gov and LG candidates seem better and more balanced than others, that’s obviously not very helpful, since we won’t know who we’re getting at the top of the ticket until the second banana is chosen as well.