The general feeling among GOP types we spoke to about Bill Weld over the weekend was more Bob Kerrey, less Bobby Kennedy.
But the news did put us in mind of a conversation we had with Weld during the Republican National Convention, where we found him leaning up against a wall during a Republican Majority for Choice event:
“I can’t talk about it until after the election,” he was saying, “But I’ve been out of office for seven years. I’ve tried to do something different every half-dozen years, so I’m over my quota.”
We tried to get him to elaborate.
“Call me after the election,” he said.
We told him we’d call after the election.
“I doubt you’ll be interested in me then,” he said.
But we were, and he didn’t return the call!