In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I have an article about state treasurer Tim Cahill, who certainly seems to be positioning himself for a 2010 run against Gov. Deval Patrick.
The past couple of weeks, it seems to have sunk in among the state's political cognoscenti that Cahill really does intend to run, quite likely as an independent. With Patrick's recent stumbles, there is even more interest in just how serious Treasurer Tim's intentions are.
Funny thing, though -- I kind of get the sense that the Patrick team doesn't really mind letting Cahill have the spotlight for a while. A potential Cahill independent candidacy might scare off serious Republicans from running, and they can work on tearing down Cahill later.
READ MORE: Is it Tim time? As Deval Patrick flails, Tim Cahill is positioning himself to run. And that's a-okay with the Patrick team. By David Bernstein.