So what now for Bill Weld?
He started out this election season as one of the most intriguing figures from either part to seek statewide office, but now has Globe alumnus Pat Healy asking whether his stock has fallen to the point of becoming a “spoiler” for John Faso.
At his post-convention barbeque yesterday in Bellport, Horowitz reports, Weld spent a half hour ruminating with the handful of reporters there about the significance of his heavy defeat earlier in the day.
Weld’s conclusion, perhaps unsurprisingly, is that it didn’t mean much.
“The convention part is the least aligned to my long suits,” he told Horowitz. “The general is most aligned to my long suits.”
He referred in particular to his ability to come from behind in his first, successful primary for Massachusetts governor, and suggested that he could have the same appeal in New York – even if his appeal was lost on the 61 percent of the convention delegates who voted for Faso.
“I don’t speak in code,” he said. “I play straight baseball. You really have to be yourself in this business.
“If there is not an electorate it’s good for, so be it.”