She needs to become bolder. The mayor summed things up neatly, if inadvertently, in her endorsement interview with The Sun. Several times, she repeated the phrase "pleased but not satisfied" to describe the progress Baltimore is making — on reducing crime, improving school test scores, fixing up vacant houses, and so on. Indeed, Baltimore should be pleased with how Ms. Rawlings-Blake has run the city so far; she took over at a difficult time and has shown strength and determination. But neither we nor she should be satisfied. Other than in the realm of ethics, she has, by her admission, mostly continued the policies of her predecessor. And she has failed to display the kind of passion that will be necessary for Baltimore to thrive.