Musings —09.16.2010 03:09 PM—
Pull quotes from the latest Furious profile:
- “[SMITHERMAN HAVING] AN IDENTITY CRISIS RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES…”
- “WTF? How did the front-runner in the race for mayor, the self-styled Toronto boy, the chosen one, go from king of the heap to flirting with disaster?”
- “…Smitherman didn’t seem to be in the fight…”
- “What if the next poll shows him sliding further? It’s not hard to imagine a slide like the one that preceded the defeat of his old mentor, Barbara Hall, in the 2003 runoff.”
- “…there’s no doubt the Smitherman campaign is showing signs of wear and tear.”
- “[Smitherman campaign] workers are weary, a few counting the days until it’s over…”
- “Smitherman hasn’t helped his cause by going through a political identity crisis right before our eyes, tacking to and fro with almost every blink.”
- “…he’s flip-flopping on a biz tax to create jobs for youth.”
- “The media, though, are conspicuously absent [from Smitherman media stunt]. Only a lone cameraman from Global and yours truly are here to take in the pathos. Perhaps it’s wasn’t the smartest idea to ask the media out to the burbs in the middle of rush hour traffic.”
- “This [Smitherman] bunch is getting a little punchy. [Campaign manager Bruce] Davis’s face betrays a hint of resignation when talking about the campaign’s own latest polling.”
- “…at the all-important rally…things look disappointing early on for what handlers have billed as a speech on Smitherman’s vision for Toronto. Maybe 75 people have shown up, and the room has been cut in half to make the gathering look bigger for the two television cameras.”
Actually, just read the whole article. You almost feel sorry for him.
FUN BUT HIGHLY REVEALING UPDATE: George tweets about going to a debate today. Which, um, er, is tomorrow.