List: Why Everyone Wants Ed Lee to Run for Mayor
City power brokers continue to try to pressure Mayor Ed Lee into running for a full mayoral term, despite his agreeing not to as a condition of being appointed to the office. Why do they want Lee to run?
It would be unseemly for a man of his position to keep a promise
There are no other Asians in the race
They printed a lot of "Run Ed, Run" posters, and it's too late to get a refund
Have you seen any of the other candidates?
It would be nice for them to have a mayor they've proven they can talk into anything
Just to see the look on David Chiu's face
The folks at the Chronicle have had a tough year — it would be nice to do something that makes them happy
Nobody has the heart to tell him he was a terrible city administrator
Business as usual