More effective mayor
You may have noticed that Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino (left) and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg (who's from Boston, by the way) have contrasting styles. Bloomberg's media empire has made him one of the richest men in the country. Menino has enough trouble controlling his own message, gaffing on the names of popular Patriots like Wes "Wekler." But Menino knows how to clean up after a snowstorm, and his poise following the marathon tragedy and his impending retirement have Bostonians singing his praises. Bloomberg can't shake the reputation that—like many of New York's elite—he's out of touch.