It was a huge mountain for Ryan to climb, but hopefully he'll stay active in the community and politics of Boston. While he didn't have tons of polish, he did have some good ideas of where communities and government should be.
We had him on over at LeftAhead, as well as the two heavyweights, Susan and Aaron. I've got to think Ryan pulling out helps Susan, who's from the same area of Boston and has been aggressively pushing for the progressive bloc that Ryan's votes would come from. It's going to be a fascinating race, though, with no clear favorite and two exceptionally well run, strong campaigns.
Read Ryan's press release here, where he expands on his future plans, including his Commonwealth Plan.