Laffey’s Surprise Consistency
Surprising everybody, once again, Steve Laffey has repeated the message that he’s given every few months for the past year: He’s not running for governor. Actually, the new news is that he’s not running for anything:
… Lincoln Republican town chairman Michael Napolitano said he got a phone call from Laffey last Monday that put the speculation to rest.
“I can tell you that he called me on Monday evening and made it very clear that he had done some polling, and based on the results, he felt that [Rhode Island] was not ready for the changes that needed to be made to fix our state and that he was not going to run for any office … period,” Napolitano said in an e-mail.
The latest round of speculation had to do with Laffey’s planned appearance at this week’s Tea Party, which is now apparently in question. How long, do you suppose, until Steve can have a public appearance without rumors of a candidacy swirling?