https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png 0 0 Steve Poftak https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Steve Poftak2009-11-05 13:33:022012-11-29 22:51:50Defining Political Capital
Defining Political Capital
Thursday’s Globe relates that Mayor Tom Menino is considering a number of new initiatives. He states that there is a particular opportunity to get things done now:
“I have the political capital to do it right now that I haven’t had in the past,’’ Menino said.
So, winning 17 of 22 wards with 57% of the vote provides an opportunity that winning every single ward in the city with 76% (2001) of the vote and 67% (2005) of the vote does not?