Did you feel the earth move at Suffolk Downs? That happens when political ground shifts, and it just cratered at the East Boston racetrack.
Boom, boom, boom: Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino — a big booster of casino plans for the site — isn’t running for reelection. Vornado Realty Trust — one of the casino’s largest stakeholders — just pulled out as an investor. Citywide support for a casino is soft, according to a new poll. Those surveyed also favor a citywide referendum, while casino backers want to limit the vote to Eastie residents only.