John Nucci contemplates the possibility that the "young, professional, tech-savvy non-native Bostonians" filling once somnolent downtown and waterfront streets could swing the election for their fellow young, professional, tech-savvy non-native Bostonian Mike Ross - if he can convince them to actually vote, that is, since it seems they are too busy being young and professional and tech-savvy to get involved in local politics.
But who knows? Maybe they "want a 24-hour lifestyle" enough to get motivated to shake up the City that Always Sleeps.
We look forward to Nucci's analysis of whether other recent arrivals to Boston in other neighborhoods can swing the election. After all, many of Boston's other neighborhoods are also "full of people who were not in Boston 10 or 20 years ago" as Nucci notes about the technoscenti. Could Cape Verdeans in Dorchester swing the election for John Barros, Hispanics in Jamaica Plain for Felix Arroyo? Especially in a field of 12?