TELL US: Who Should Run For Governor?

Governor Deval Patrick won't run again, and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray wants the job. So do Treasurer Steve Grossman and 2010 Republican candidate Charlie Baker. Who do you think should run for governor?

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray could hold out any longer. On Thursday, he told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce he'd like to be governor, according to WBUR. 

Mind you, he didn't say he would run, just that he wants to be governor. With the election two years away, starting an official campaign now would be a bit premature. 

But Murray's not alone. Governor Deval Patrick has said he will not run in 2014, leaving the door open for Murray and a host of other suitors to the office. State treasurer Steve Grossman and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker have also expressed interest in a run in 2014. And it wasn't so long ago that Scott Brown was greeted with shouts of "Governor!" during is concession speech. 

Who do you think should run for governor? Is there someone out of the box you think would make a great leader of the commonwealth? Or do you want one of these Massachusetts heavyweights to square off for the corner office? Tell us in the comments below.

Ronald November 18, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Brian November 18, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Charlie Baker is a jackass.
Jason November 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Really? Why is that Brian?
Diana November 18, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Apparently the majority of common men (and women) believe so.
Matt November 18, 2012 at 06:49 PM
If common is a lying millionare then yes. The people of Massachustetts wanted to ensure their welfare and disability checks kept coming and nothing else. Look at Ted Kennedys career and Barney Franks and realize what this great Commonwealth is full of.
Diana November 18, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Smarter people than you.
Matt November 18, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Comments from Diana are always comical. She hates her some working people fo sho.
Diana November 18, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Whereas comments from Matt are presumably pretty boring, since I don't recall ever noticing him before. Well... I suppose they're notable for his lack of apostrophes. Most illiterate people use too many, but Matt eschews them completely. That's special, I guess.
Matt November 18, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Your personal attacks on people show what a nasty basement dwellar you are. I bet you have a bunch of cats too.
Diana November 18, 2012 at 09:05 PM
It's "dweller," dear.
Tim November 18, 2012 at 09:41 PM
I support the Jim Marzilli Annie LaCourt ticket from Arlington ..... It's Party Time
Brian November 19, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Jason, as a conservative, I had to hold my nose and vote for him during the last governor's race. I thought he was very petty throughout that campaign and carried himself poorly. It was obvious when the voters spoke to give Patrick another term.
ECJ November 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Scott Brown
ron johnson November 19, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Diane, While the majortiy may have spoken, it is not always the case that they are right. The majority have been known to elect the likes of Barney Frank and John Tierney. People chose to vote for people for a variety of reasons, not all good and I certainly do not have to immediately decide that they are right, they are just the majority. I may be in the minority, but you will never convince me that EW is anything but a fraud and a toady. She is in over her head and it will soon be obvious.
Laurie McHugh November 19, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Richard Tisei !!!!
DaveR November 19, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Scott Brown
malcolm nichols November 19, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Perhaps we can convince Bill Weld to come back. Bill is a relatively centrist conservative. He does not let party politics get in the way of making decisions.
Brandon Chapman November 19, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Weld can't run because of the residency requirement. He's a MA resident again as of 1/1/13, but to run for governor your primary residence has to be MA for 7 years prior to taking office.
George November 19, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Sam November 19, 2012 at 07:30 PM
No you are right we would rather have a Governor who gives in state tuition to illegals. Much much better. I wonder if Aunty Liz will talk about how providing such benefits to these illegals will continue the HAMMER us poor legal working slobs. Queue the crickets
Mark November 19, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I think Tim Murray would make a great Governor.
jtalexander November 19, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Mark, On the basis of what, driving under the influence and lying about it. I guess that is true, it follows in the great tradition of the Kennedys.
david mokal November 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Better be someone good cause according to Fox 25 Patrick is going to give all Illegal Imagrants low cost financed State College. More Taxes
Fred November 20, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Elizabeth Warren related to the common person by trading in her Mercedes Benz for a beat-up, used Subaru during her campaign.
Diana November 20, 2012 at 04:19 AM
The majority isn't always right? You don't say? Preachin' to the choir there, kid. I don't come here to correct the knuckle-dragging troglodytes for my health.
Nikki November 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM
"Knuckle-dragging troglodytes"?? Diana, I have come to the conclusion that you are either (1) in desperate need of therapy for your low self-esteem issues or (2) a 50 year old male...
Tom M December 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM
First question I would ask of any candidate is "What's their position on Gun Control". If anybody has less than a D rating of is receiving campain funds from the NRA, IMO they should not be elected. Another random shooting yesterday @ two school busses in MA. We need better gun control and punishments in MA. Not a politition looking to clime the political ladder. Our own X Senator Brown was the largest recipient of campain funds from the NRA. See who you are voting for before you vote.
Martin Luther January 16, 2013 at 09:59 PM
I was told that although Weld was not domicile in MA, he was a resident of MA because he owned property in MA.
BD January 17, 2013 at 01:36 AM
Anyone who will eliminate all benefits for illegals.
Mel Webster January 17, 2013 at 03:16 AM
Charlie Baker


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