Cahill, thinking he couldn’t make any inroads against the liberal activists in the party, left the friendly confines of the Democrats.
Suddenly, every suburban progressive, angry about the erosion of state support for their neighborhood school, is now confronted with a governor whose education agenda does nothing to help, and everything to hurt, their neighborhood school. Tim Cahill, who has been handing out school building assistance funds around the state, could have become the lone defender of public schools in a Democratic primary that would have responded to that message.
Now he’s an independent.
Tim Cahill is now out of a Democratic primary, just when Deval is at risk to lose his base. So what now? Will Deval face a primary from the left? What will Tim Murray do? Will Barack Obama rescue Deval from this mess?