November 9, 2009 @ 08:34
John Tory will have his new career as a radio star solidified today when George Smitherman announces his plans to run for Mayor of Toronto.
With Smitherman in the race, Tory doesn't stand a chance.
Let's see, given the recent voting history of the city of Toronto, who stands the better chance of becoming Mayor, a gay Liberal or a Conservative businessman? You get the idea.
John Tory would be a great Mayor for Toronto. He'd be the right guy at the right time but his big business profile is too repulsive to far too many. He'd be the best man to clean up the mess created by David Miller, but that won't be an issue in good old T.O.
The gay Liberal thing will carry too much weight. The only thing that could be better in Toronto would be gay and NDP.
Qualifier - CanadianThinker.com has no problem with a gay Mayor what so ever so if you're getting all revved up and anxious to call me something that deals with a trailer park, relax.
George Smitherman may turn out to be the best mayor the city of Toronto has ever had, or he may turn out to be the second worst, but it will have nothing to do with his sexual preference.
However his sexual preference will definitely play a part in the minds of some voters and the Liberal part won't hurt either. It's almost a Barack Obama scenario.
Regardless of his platform, experience, history or the campaign he runs, Smitherman will get thousands of votes based solely on what he represents non politcally and there will be a legion of people working for him from that angle.
I'm willing to bet this election will set a record for voter turnout.
This is where I'm supposed to say "not that there's anything wrong with that." but I just can't. It's not right. Ultimately whoever becomes Mayor should be elected on merit.
The saving grace - Smitherman can't help but do a better job than David Miller