Financial consultant and former mayoral aide Kevin Upton writes in an opinion column that Paul Soglin, who began his second stint as Madison mayor in 1989, "seems bored," even as "the last merchants on the Capitol Square fold up their tents for a move to one of the Townes" and "the city of Madison drifts leaderless on the convention center issue." He says Soglin appears to be looking ahead to the next election, which for the first time in Madison history will be for four years, not two. "Soglin knows tough projects will be easier to manage without an election always lurking around the corner. The one flaw in the logic is that Soglin has to get reelected in spring 1991." Soglin is indeed reelected in 1991, and his second-term accomplishments include the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.