In one of the least-surprising developments in Massachusetts political history, Martha Coakley will announce her bid for governor on Monday.
She will kick off her campaign in an old-school, barnstorming way, with 18 appearances over three days. Bucking the recent vogue of soft-focus campaign videos, she will stand before voters and the media in person, over and over. She will take questions. She will approach her redemption with the personal touch she is widely presumed to lack.