Bob Reich London speech
Here's a Kos Diary
from an attendee to Bob's speech at the London School of Economics this evening.
What came next was quite an interesting idea. Reich described four narratives that every successful campaign must have. They are:
People coming together (think Frank Capra)
Mob at the gates
Rot at the top
There's also a link to this TNR piece by Bob
Deval Patrick Creeps Closer
Is an announcement coming? The Globe
seems to think so:
Deval Patrick edged closer to a run for governor yesterday, saying his family has given him the green light to plunge into the race as he continues to assemble a staff and campaign organization.
Blah blah blah -- cut to the chase:
Another major issue for Patrick is raising campaign funds.[...]
He has said reports in the financial press about his stock options and severance packages have exaggerated his net worth.
But he has told political figures he can put at least a half-million dollars of his own money into the campaign.
He has already contributed $100,000 for his exploratory efforts, including renting a downtown Boston office and hiring several aides and consultants. But most analysts figure that Patrick, to be a serious candidate in the primary, must spend as much as $5 million. Raising that much is difficult because state law limits each contribution to $500 per person each year.
Meanwhile, Reilly, who has $2.2 million in campaign funds, is making an all-out push to demonstrate his dominance in the field with a fund-raising bash tomorrow.
His fund-raising team expects to raise more than $200,000 at an event this week. Galvin has more than $1.5 million in his political account.
Patrick will not be able to raise money effectively until he announces -- the first month out of the gates will be crucial -- he needs to beat expectations in money raising (without it coming from his own net worth).