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Adrian Walker

City Councilor John Connolly’s bold move

It says everything about Tom Menino’s five terms in office that the boldest act one can commit in Boston politics may be to run against him.

Consider that a generation of elected officials have gone out of their way to declare that under no circumstances would they ever consider running against the city’s five-term patriarch. Though the supplicants generally cite respect and affection as their driving forces, surely another consideration is the fear of being crushed like a bug.

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