'Polls show ...'
Michael Flaherty has indeed run a solid campaign
and deserves credit
for making the mayoral race competitive this year. He’ll likely lose to Menino on Tuesday. But I’m hoping it’s in the single digits so it sends the mayor a message that things aren’t all that swell in Boston. … I’ve also heard and sensed the ‘fear’ factor out there – among city workers, bar owners, real estate people, all of whom gripe about City Hall in private and then reluctantly suck up to the mayor in public. The machine-politics style of Menino’s rule is becoming more apparent by the day. The Kevin White term-too-far
syndrome is a legitimate concern. …