Musings —07.25.2013 07:04 AM—
Reasons why I’d support her, if she ran:
- She knows how to work with everyone: that’s her rep from the Lastman years, when she was a councillor. She’s flexible. She isn’t into dogma.
- She’s hasn’t been part of the messes that have characterized City Hall for the past three years: Ford isn’t the only thing wrong with City Hall. Pretty much everyone down there – Stintz, etc. – have become part of the problem. We need an outsider.
- She has good ideas: I’ve run into Chow a few times, over the years, and found her ideas and approaches to be refreshingly centrist. (The NDP’s 2011 gains, in fact, were because she and her late husband pushed that party into the political centre.)
- She can beat the abomination that is the Ford Nation: and she’s the only one who can. Not Stintz, not Tory, not anyone – only Chow has the support to get rid of the historic disaster that is the Rob Ford regime.