Corporations and businesses don't create jobs? You don't like what is going on now, just wait. FYI, the campaign on whose behalf Hilary is appearing, Martha Coakley for governor, is down nine points in the latest independent poll to her Republican challenger. They don't even believe these people in Massachusetts.
Up in Elizabeth Warren land, even the fourth estate is jumping ship.
Not all is entirely well in the Commonwealth, though. In cities and towns far removed from the shiny new towers of Cambridge’s Kendall Square or Boston’s Seaport District, the economic picture looks much dimmer. Meanwhile, cracks are showing in the edifice of state government itself. The Department of Children and Families, the Probation Department, the state crime lab, the board that regulates compounding pharmacies, the state Labor Department’s unemployment system, the Health Connector website — voters have come to know all these terms as shorthand for the kind of bureaucratic failures that make them doubt state government’s ability to help Massachusetts move forward.Effective activist government isn’t built on good intentions.
To provide consistently good results, especially for the state’s most vulnerable and troubled residents, agencies need to focus on outcomes, learn from their errors, and preserve and replicate approaches that succeed. Baker, a former health care executive, has made a career of doing just that. During this campaign, he has focused principally on making state government work better. The emphasis is warranted. And in that spirit, the Globe endorses Charlie Baker for governor.Have a good day, and good luck to us all.