It's anti-elite, but I wouldn't say it's about what you "hate". More about having inconsistent views and values on issues to please a general public. I do find using populism pejoratively is not helpful. We tend to use it pejoratively because we don't like the result of a Ford or Trump win, but Horwath and even David Miller had similar populist appeal, and we don't seem to be so liberal in applying the term to them.Populism is about what you hate, and driving a tribal fear of the other, not what you want. Keesmatt is not a populist.
I assumed it was a name making manoeuvre for future ambitions. If Tory had an actual alternative she wouldn't have gotten much attention at all.She's wasting her political and public capital by running now.
Well-connected, indeed, but I don't know that Tory has ever shown himself to be a "deep thinking fighter" at any point in his political (or business?) career.Thing is, I would have voted for Keesmatt in 2022. By then the North American experiment with populism may (I hope) have subsided and we could return to city building.
She's wasting her political and public capital by running now. Toronto needs a seasoned, well-connected and deep thinking fighter to counter DoFo. Tory's the closest we got on that score.
Hey; people there have had experience voting for somebody named "Morley" in the past (Harris Tory MPP Morley Kells, that is ;-) )I don't know who to vote for as councillor. If there were some polls done to see who can squeeze Grimes out - I'd vote for them, but I don't believe polling was done.
Amber Morley is my bet - but there are too many cooks in the kitchen - Grimes will likely win.
Goldy: worse. Perhaps significantly worse.It's close enough to the election to pose this question. Who is most likely to do better than the prediction below, and who will do worse.
The media did their best to promote the #4 and #5 candidates, but I don't think the "others" can top 5%.