Word on the street is that the Mayor has decided to run, that he has hired a campaign manager from out of state, etc., etc. We will know for sure when it comes time to collect signatures in about a month. My prediction is the Mayor will wait until the very end to announce he is running.
That way, neither Sam Yoon, Michael Flaherty, nor I can complain about equal access in print and media that the Mayor gets on BNN, on the Comcast sponsored school newspaper, etc., etc.
The less time he has to spend defending his record on the poor schools, on the developments like Downtown Crossing, Hayward Place and the Harvard expansion in Allston the better for him. It is up to the press and the public to demand a public accounting if they want to improve their communities.