As you know by now, John Silber, former Boston University Chancellor and candidate for Massachusetts Governor died yesterday. In 1990 one week before the gubernatorial election, Silber held a strong 9% lead over Republican Bill Weld. On election day, that lead dissipated into a 4% defeat. Political pundits attribute Silber’s rapid demise to his caustic response to a question asked by WCVB’s Natalie Jacobson in a one on one interview.
Watch that now infamous question/response below.
This video was originally posted by WBUR.