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Opinion page editor Rick Holmes and other writers blog about national politics and issues. Holmes & Co. is a Blog for Independent Minds, a place for a free-flowing discussion of policy, news and opinion. This blog is the online cousin of the Opinion ...
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Opinion page editor Rick Holmes and other writers blog about national politics and issues. Holmes & Co. is a Blog for Independent Minds, a place for a free-flowing discussion of policy, news and opinion. This blog is the online cousin of the Opinion section of the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass. As such, our focus starts there and spreads to include Massachusetts, the nation and the world. Since successful blogs create communities of readers and writers, we hope the \x34& Co.\x34 will also come to include you.
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By Rick Holmes
Feb. 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.



363486 MA_MW_kayyem1Juliette Kayyem, Democratic candidate for governor, came by for a visit with the Daily News editorial board the other day. I have some thoughts about her and the way we select governors in my column today.

There’s a lot to like with Kayyem – she’s bright, high-energy, a Cambridge liberal with homeland security credentials.  She’s a surfer who’s run the Boston Marathon.  She headed for Copley Square as soon as the bombs went off last April, within minutes of learning she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.  She’s a newspaper columnist, which may be a strike against her as a candidate for governor.  It’s like when the play-by-play broadcast guy gets named general manager of a baseball team, a move that rarely pays off.

Coakley and Grossman have obvious advantages in this race, but no one has the nomination locked up. Each of the candidates deserves a look.

 

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