“The Globe endorses Forde, in hopes that non-Murphy voters will rally around her Thursday … She has raised enough money to be competitive and has outlined a practical agenda that includes expanding hours at the registry, bolstering programs to aid home buyers, and making customer-service improvements.
Electing Murphy would not be a disaster, but it would be a missed opportunity. The former councilor, who lost his last election amid questions about his absenteeism from City Hall, hasn’t even bothered to show up for candidate forums. Nothing suggests that he would do more than the bare minimum at the registry. By nominating Forde, Democrats could at least preserve the chance that the public will get its money’s worth from the next register of deeds.”