In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I take a look at Charlie Baker, the Republican candidate for Massachusetts governor.
Baker, I argue, should be much more liked by this point in the campaign than he is. And I suggest that the problem may lie within Baker himself -- that for all the time he has spent thinking about being governor, he has never really thought about the actual people who he would need to persuade to vote for him.
Please check out the article here -- Charles In Charge: Republican Charlie Baker has been ready to be governor for years. But was he ready to be a candidate?
You may also want to read Steven Stark's take on a potential national boomlet in Independent candidates, and Chris Faraone's piece on whether that phenomenon could include Massachusetts. Also, the Phoenix editorial about the economic times.