Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Nobody Loves The Mayor
Calling the situation a “crisis” for city hall, Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti, a Ford ally, said he would not support a byelection because he thinks it would be a waste of money with two years left in the current four-year term.
Instead, he would prefer council to appoint a “caretaker” mayor if Ford’s appeal fails.
I am beginning to think the mayor is done, politically, given this, Mammoliti's quitting the executive, and similar sentiments expressed by Ford ally Doug Holyday a day ago. If Ford can't run again for two years, the city will get used to boring council politics again and decide they like it. Center right money-men will find another candidate with a similar political agenda but without the penchant for stepping on rakes. And if Ford runs, he just splits the vote that candidate. Presto! Mayor Chow!