President Bush is so unpopular in Massachusetts that I can’t imagine former state legislator Andy Card, who just resigned as Bush’s chief of staff, would be considered anyone’s idea of a hot property anymore. Still, there was a time when Card’s name would come up whenever people got to talking about Republican gubernatorial candidates in Massachusetts.
Adam Reilly of the Boston Phoenix has already posted the question: “Card for governor?” Jon Keller of WBZ-TV (Channel 4) asks the same question, and provides an answer: “The speculation is already starting. Allow me to put a quick fork in it.” Elias at “The Chimes at Midnight” doubts that Card will get in, but imagines there will be enough buzz that Card will at least have to issue a denial (via Universal Hub).
Media Nation’s prediction: Card is going to receive a courtesy call from Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey by the end of the day, if he hasn’t gotten one already. And that’s as far as this is going.