A vibe I’m picking up in the South End, that I suspect is true is nearby downtown neighborhoods also, is resistance and pushback to the perceived caricature of Connolly as an “elitist.” For example, South End community leader Susan Passoni (who ran twice against Bill Lenahan) had this to say on Twitter; “Walsh, “United for Boston’s Future.” REALLY!?! Your campaign defines class warfare and divisiveness.” I don’t think it’s fair to blame Walsh, who seems to be an inclusive guy, for the divisive tone of some of his supporters. But will a Mayor-Elect Walsh have a more difficult time uniting the city, especially downtown, given the tone of some of the fliers that have circulated about Connolly.
Are there other folks in the South End, North End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway or Bay Village who are canvassing their home neighborhoods and talking to people with perspective on our patch of the city? On another note, I’m curious that there aren’t more Connolly supporters on this blog, although I surmise why that may be. There are certainly folks in sync with the politics here who are on Connolly’s side.Debate is always more stimulating when you have two sides.