Jacobson/Silber Interview 1990

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.

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