New York Times columnist Frank Bruni on Sunday asked if Charleston Mayor Joe Riley is the most beloved politician in America.

Bruni writes that he recently visited Riley and Charleston to see for himself whether the mayor's 39 years in office and many accomplishments earned him the title.

He also cites some of the criticism surrounding the mayor over the years, though the most recent 'Joehibition' controversy over what times bars should close did not make the cut.

The column drew 128 comments before the comments section was closed but the majority came from places such as Cleveland, Seattle and Los Angeles.

That's why I ask you, Charleston and Lowcountry residents, what do you think?

We're asking this question on our Facebook page and Twitter today and collecting your comments here using Storify.

Check back here throughout the day to see your responses.

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