Keller @ Large: Challenge Ahead For Boston Mayoral Candidates

August 16, 2013 11:06 PM
Keller @ Large: Challenge Ahead For Boston Mayoral Candidates
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" BOSTON (CBS) – The twelve candidates who hope to succeed Tom Menino as Boston’s mayor share a common challenge: How to show they represent change for the better without alienating admirers of the popular incumbent.

While polls have shown voters agree it’s time for someone new to run the city, it’s far less clear that they want dramatic change from the way Menino did it.

It’s a problem that haunts the candidates who want to succeed the wildly-popular mayor as he’s showered with accolades on his way out the door. But with Menino sidekick and City Councilor Rob Consalvo perceived by many as the mayor’s designated heir, the rest must find ways to distinguish themselves from Menino, without seeming disrespectful of his legacy.

Some candidates look to embrace change "

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