Those residents of Providence who long for a return to City Hall of the circus barker Vincent ("Buddy'') Cianci might do well to remember his huge giveaways to public unions, which drove up taxes and sent the city to the edge of bankruptcy. They might also ruminate on the fact this felon's return to office would discourage companies (and their jobs) from coming to Providence and would probably drive out some of the jobs already here. Public corruption scares businesspeople, even corrupt businesspeople.
Would four years of amusing tough-guy wisecracks be worth it?
-- Robert Whitcomb