The Boston Herald has its promo mojo working overtime today.
From Joe Battenfeld’s piece:
National office for Charlie Baker? Nope, and you can believe it
Sick of governors with a flair for fancy speeches and a nose for the national stage?
Massachusetts, here comes your man.
“Not to worry,” Gov.-elect Charlie Baker said in a Boston Herald interview. “I will not be a governor who gets involved in national politics.”
Sure, you’ve heard that one before. Michael Dukakis. Bill Weld. Mitt Romney. Deval Patrick. They all said they just wanted to be a great governor — right before they booked flights to Iowa.
But with Baker, he probably means it.
Accent on “probably.”
And accent on “Boston Herald interview,” as if the flirty local tabloid was the only girl Baker danced with yesterday. (His spotlight dance with the Boston Globe is here. In that interview – in his home – he also “expressed little desire to get involved in national Republican politics.”)
Just so you don’t forget, the Herald photo captions also tell the tale.
And, even better than the Heraldniks going to Charlie’s house, he went to their house this morning.
Isn’t that special?