Monday, August 12, 2002

Good News From Massachusetts

Opinion Dynamics chief John Gorman is back at his desk after a brief but terrifying illness. He says he's still not "100%," but that he expects to be come September. I called him today and he seemed very much his old self. Which is good news indeed.

We talked briefly about the Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary. John said he thought State Sen. Warren Tollman was the sleeper in the race, that State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien remained the front-runner and that Senate Majority Leader Tom Birmingham's campaign was well-organized (which will improve his chances in a low turnout).

Memo to Mickey Kaus: Gorman didn't even mention Robert Reich, which means Reich is a goner.