So Rocco Rossi, one of the more sane seeming candidates in the Toronto mayoral race dropped out today.
It's pretty much come down to either Rob Ford, the guy who is really good at getting small things done fast, but bad at making friends or George Smitherman, the guy who let the ehealth scandal happen. After looking at some of the fringe candidates' websites, though, the idea of Smitherman or Ford in charge is certainly something I feel more comfortable with. I'd much rather have either of them in charge than, say,
The guy who wants to see himself as the Patch Adams, Susan Boyle, NEO or Coach Carter of Global Politics
The guy who actually refers to Smitherman as Shitherman
on his website/
The guy whose campaign seems to be based on bible verses
The guy whose main part of his platform appears to be turning Toronto into an independent province
They make the crazies (and Kevin Clarke, the homeless guy who always runs), seem much less crazy by comparison.
My brother turns 18 the day AFTER the Mayoral election. I personally think he should consider himself lucky.