It's a dream scenario for Kerry Healey. Chris Gabrieli declares for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and slugs it out with Deval Patrick for the least attractive prize of the decade: the spot next to "D" at the top of the next Massachusetts statewide ballot. The two will walk over Tom Reilly as if he weren't there, and one of them -likely Patrick- will survive the fight, reeling, to take on Kerry Healey.
I hope its Patrick. Massachusetts isn't going to elect a black lefty to the corner office. Maybe a black centrist, but not a lefty.
One wrinkle for Healey: this guy. Go away, pal. You've got nothing to add.
Lastly, I think the utter failure of Reilly's campaign shows that the Massachusetts political process has gone glossy. We want big, and expensive, and beautiful, not local worked-your-way up. I guess that's what the voters thought Romney would be.