Warning: This is pure speculation. It’s not even a rumor. No substance whatsoever. But it’s irresistible. And somewhat believable.
Update: It’s not pure speculation anymore; a prominent backstage figure in Vermont politics has openly put it out there. See below.
So I was talking with an administration functionary about, y’know, this and that, and talk inevitably turned to who might run for governor next year. And a name came up that I hadn’t even thought of, but that makes a lot of sense when you think about it.
The longtime Congressman would immediately sweep aside the rest of the field. Even Phil Scott wouldn’t dare. No Democrat would challenge him; they’d all immediately stampede to the congressional race.
But why would Welch do this? He can stay in Congress as long as he wants to.
Well, let’s make the case. Entirely my speculation here, but follow along, just for the heck of it.