Long ago, there were polls that showed independent candidate Tim Cahill tied for the lead in a three-way guv race in my native state of Massachusetts. Months later, there were polls that still showed him running second, ahead of the Repub nominee. Most recently, his poll numbers have slipped into single digits.
This morning, his running-mate, Paul Loscocco, resigned from the ticket and endorsed the Republican, Charlie Baker. (Baker is now polling a close second, behind the incumbent Democrat Deval Patrick.)
“There is no doubt in my mind that this is a disappointment for Tim,” Loscocco said. (Probably got that right.)
“It’s over. Tim can’t win,” Loscocco said.
Cahill vows to stay in the race, saying he’s not a quitter and the never-say-die spirit that Bay Staters see in him now will be the quality they will see in him as governor.