Should the Mayor run again

Yes. Why not? He says he's up for the job and things are going pretty good for Boston.
39% (330 votes)
No. I mean, c'mon.
55% (464 votes)
Althea Garrison
6% (48 votes)
Total votes: 842

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Did anyone else see Menino on

Did anyone else see Menino on Antiques Roadshow last night? They obviously had to humor his honor, and to what purpose? Does every mayor appear when they visit a new city? Ever seen it happen anywhere else? Why did it happen here? It wasn't b/c the painting he brought from the Mayoral Lodge or whatever was all that interesting. It was b/c they want to be sure that the mayor in the city where WGBH is located likes them and they know that good things happen if you stroke him and bad things can happen if you don't. And for this we keep voting?

No Term Limits

Term limits create large periods of being a lame Duck, where lots of politicians have no incentives to worry about what their constituents want. Further, if a politico is so entrenched, and has such a large constituency (Thinking Menino), you still have the problem of their election machine running behind the successor of their choice.

One only needs to point to the Governor of RI, who in his lame duck term gave away 70% of the States economic development fund to his buddy Curtis.