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Adrian Walker

Great opportunity for Mayor Menino’s successor

Tom Menino bowed out as Boston’s mayor with his signature common touch and with uncommon grace. His departure was truly one of his finest moments.

And it was among his best decisions. He understood what some of his supporters didn’t understand — that the decision never really hinged on being able to win another election. His declaration Thursday — “I can run, I can win” — probably was true. But governing was another matter.

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