In case you haven’t heard, Charlie Baker is really popular.
This factoid is trotted out by both conservative and liberal media outlets as if it were the most illustrious thing that an elected official can strive for — not legislative accomplishments, not courage, but simply being liked by as many people as possible.
Baker, who recently announced his re-election bid, certainly fits this profile. As a governor, he has been nothing but cautious about upsetting anyone. For this alone, most Massachusetts residents like him and are ready to vote for him again.
Confused? Me too.
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