I remember a story like this back in the early days of Beto O’Rourke’s doomed presidential candidacy. He hit the road and scheduled some events at college campuses, no doubt expecting that he’d build buzz by drawing huge, enthusiastic crowds of young liberals. Betomania lives again, the media would coo, citing his near-miss in the Texas Senate race. He’s doing it the old-fashioned way, speaking directly to the grassroots!
But the grass was already dying.
For Deval Patrick, it seems the grass is dead.