Originally Posted by Chili con Carne
I actually don't mind him either, at least in terms of his general outlook and his efforts to tackle some tough issues (need for more subways versus more surface transport). He is a bit of a meatball when it comes to diplomacy and acting as the figurehead for the city, however, I honestly believe we have had far worse in the recent past (ahem.....David Miller.......ahem).
Not sure that last statement bodes well for our city!
Nobody is perfect... that said, I agree he was willing to go against the trend and pull for subways or other unpopular issues...
Sometimes politics causes people to choose what makes them look good rather than what the city needs. Often on expensive issues that will only reap benefits way after you are out of office are squashed (like subways!)... you raise fees/taxes while on your stay but don't see the benefit until someone elses.
That said, he is pretty bad with PR... probably a bit terrible with how he handles a lot of public things... but not like we had many options this passed election.
Didn't Tory pull out? He did look like a very good candidate.
For one of the biggest cities in North America... we sure don't get very many top candidates for Mayor. The city is tough to run (it is a mess operationally!)... maybe it scares people off.
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