Here is why this election was crucial for the Mayor and why he needed to win big (as will be plastered over every newspaper in Ontario).
The big election stories over the next year, alhtough we will not know it but you, dear reader, are being warned, will be the promises to be made for Eddie's second term and how he will turn that into a nomination for the PCs so that he can run against Sandra.
It cannot be too obvious mind you so expect a few shots at Dwight Duncan and a lot of anti-Liberal talk. Like the recent column by Gord Henderson
After all, he did go after Sandra pretty hard. And he did not want the feminists picketing outside of the Star offices. So I expect that Gord Henderson collaborated with his Editor John Coleman and they hashed out ideas together, since that is allowed under the Beneteau guidelines it seems, and then came the attack on Dwight Duncan.
It has to be a desperate day in November if Henderson has to use Dennis DesRosiers to attack Dwight Duncan. "But someone has to set the record straight when a politician who surely knows better starts making pollyanna speeches about the return of the good old days."
But then again, about a year ago, Gord said:
- "When he sticks to the field he knows, DesRosiers is close to being prescient. His predictions about job losses that would result from the recent Big Three contract negotiations were almost bang-on and his warning that the city's union label is an investment and job killer must be taken deadly seriously.
But DesRosiers, seemingly blinded by his buddy relationship with former mayor and fellow Kennedy grad Mike Hurst, goes off the rails when he strays into the local political arena."
So I guess Dennis' comments must fall under the "being prescient" category so Gord can use him to attack Dwight.
Now my Liberal friends who have been attacking me for predicting Eddie will run for the Tories should look at the end of the column where Gord keeps up his attack on the Liberals:
- Tecumseh Ice Track/slots palace bushwhacking,
- the $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Premier Dalton McGuinty.
- a disappearing school breakfast
- the region's abundance of polecats
- McGuinty's election commitment to reveal names of party donors in real time
- this is a premier who, health premiums aside, remains devoutly committed to his promises.
Just so you know, dear reader, it was confirmed to me the other day by a Liberal insider that Dwight seriously considered running for the Federal Liberal leadership as I had suggested previously (He is working now to get Michael Ignatieff elected), he will run again provincially and NOT take a private enterprise job as had been rumoured and that he may run for the Provincial leadership when McGuinty retires (or perhaps federally depending on time-frames).
So Gord had to attack Spanky but not that hard. You won't hear about any NDP questions to him either. After all, Eddie will not run in Dwight's riding so why use up your IOU's!