Juliette 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.


 


Juliette 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.