Just in from Boston Mayor Tom Menino: his statement explaining why he is backing Elizabeth Warren. This is from a Warren campaign email reporting what happened at today’s rally in Roslindale.
“Like many voters, I wanted to get to know Elizabeth Warren. You know how I made up my mind about this election? I thought to myself. What if I wasn’t the Mayor. What if I was just a guy from Hyde Park who had a job with the city. Whose wife was an accountant and worried about their retirement savings. What if I was any guy who wondered how his two kids would send his six grandkids to college. And whether they would have good jobs on the other end. If I wasn’t the Mayor, who would speak up in Washington on my behalf? I thought to myself, if I was any guy from Hyde Park, Elizabeth would have my back, and so I have hers,” said Mayor Menino.
Great statement. Really, it’s about as good an up-summing of this race as I’ve yet seen.