Conventional wisdom has Menino walking away with the primary and election. He certainly has the bank account and foot soldiers.
Contenders McCrea, Sam Yoon and Michael Flaherty each thinks he has a shot. Kevin intends to give it his feistiest fight, as do the Councilors. They’d all like multiple debates to make their positions widely known, which the Mayor is unlikely to agree to join.
There are major differences among those challenging Menino. We encourage you to listen to their shows.