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  • March 18, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Ask Me Anything Day rolls on! "RMC Strategies" asks:

    Could you handicap the top 4 folks in the US Senate dem primary (based on assumptions of who may be in) and the top 4 folks who would be NEXT mayor of Boston (outside of Menino)?

    Well, the four who are making noise about running I would put in the following order of likelihood to win the nomination: Setti Warren, Kim Driscoll, Alan Khazei, Bob Massie -- with the caveat that I don't think there's a huge difference in the odds among all four.

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  • October 02, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    "NathanSpencer" asks, via Twitter appropriately:

    "Are tools like Twitter and Facebook really helping candidates GOTV? Who is using it best?"

    I've seen no evidence of it helping in any significant way with GOTV in any local elections, and have heard few if any convincing tales from elsewhere. I'd love to hear from anyone who has experience to the contrary, though.

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  • October 02, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    Here's a great question, from "Sammy":

    Who are your favorite political staffs to deal with, whether it be mayor's office, city council, state, etc?

    Before I answer, I want to say that I've just realized that our snazzy new blog format is not showing that I am indenting the questions in these answer posts, like the one above.

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  • October 02, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Ed" asks via email:

    Give us your predictions for the mayoral final (with percentages) and the order the At-Large candidates will finish.

    Menino 54% Flaherty 46%

    Connolly-Arroyo-Pressley-Murphy-Jackson-Kenneally-Bennett-Gonzalez

  • October 02, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    The Qs keep coming! "Venkman" asks:

    Do you think emailgate will make its way into the Senate race? Could Coakley's dismissal of the issue become an issue?

    I think emailgate (the heavily reported issue surrounding missing emails within the Menino administration) has barely made its way into the mayoral race, beyond that core group of people who really, really care about that kind of thing -- who were voting against Menino anyway.

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  • October 02, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    Here we go, off and running with Ask Me Anything Day! First up, "Rob" asks:

    If Menino defeats Flaherty in November's election, does Flaherty become the immediate front-runner for the 2013 mayoral election? What are your thoughts on what Sam Yoon does? I'm also interested on which current candidates (Menino or Flaherty) other potential 2013 candidates are supporting/endorsing, and if you think that affects their future chances at all.

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  • October 01, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    We got our first one-on-one mayoral debate tonight. I thought Michael Flaherty was very good, but Tom Menino was quite good, and as far as I know he's holding the lead in the late innings, so I'd say the mayor came out fine.

    Speaking of innings, how psyched must Menino be that the Sox made the playoffs, so nobody in town could possibly find themselves accidentally taking interest in the mayoral race.

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