Deval Patrick Watch writes that Baker’s campaign is getting ugly. I think the question is how is Charlie going to distance himself from Cahill who is attempting to sound conservative, without being negative. I think we’ve seen in the past negative campaigns tend to fail.
“The Bay State GOP’s gubernatorial great hope Charles D. Baker’s campaign, battered by low poll ratings, yesterday confirmed an abrupt change of campaign managers, but denied it’s in crisis even as opponents attacked a new negative ad as “desperate.”
Tim O’Brien, who managed the disastrous 2006 gubernatorial campaign of Kerry Healey, has replaced Lenny Alcivar, who presided over a lackluster period that saw independent Tim Cahill emerge as a serious challenger, seizing the lion’s share of opposition limelight in the race to unseat Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick.
But Gorka said the split with Washington, D.C.-based Alcivar had nothing to do with recent polls showing Baker trailing a close third in a three-way race with Cahill and Patrick. He said Baker decided he wanted someone local”
Is this really ugly though? Baker is still neck and neck with Patrick and Cahill. Baker still hasn’t spent a dollar on television advertising, so is this something the Baker faithful should be worried about?