It has been brought to my attention that I haven't posted here in, like, forever, so what better way to start again with my annual town meeting predictions! Remember folks, these are gambling picks and not endorsements.
For mayor, my completely unscientific exit polling of voters indicates a dead heat, but I'd have to put my fiver on Louras. My impression is that he hasn't made any enemies who didn't already dislike him. (Do you think there were enough negatives in that sentence?)
For the Board of Aldermen, there are six seats, four incumbents and two names so familiar they might as well be incumbents. It is very tempting to bet on Cassarino, DePoy, Kiernan, Larson, Romeo, and Wallstrom. I was hearing some solid buzz around Diane Alberts not long ago, and today a number of people have remarked on the presence of young newcomers on the ballot, specifically mentioning Melinda Humphrey.
I want to hedge the living bejeezus out of this one, but I'm going to say Alberts, DePoy, Kiernan, Larson, Romeo and Wallstrom.
I'm skipping the rest of the ballot this year. See you folks on the flip side.