I don’t even know what to say about Billy exiting the Mayor’s race.
Yes, I do.
Here’s what I think happened, and feel free to chime in and tell me that PittGirl, you have lost your mind, girl.
Billy basically realized his chances of winning the election were not that great and instead of fighting the fight and giving Burghers a choice in the matter, he bows out while trying to make it look like he’s being the bigger man by giving the reason for bowing out as essentially this:
“I’m tired of being asked about how shitty of a person my opponent is.”
So now what happens is Lukey is George Bush 2000 in that a lot of people are going to feel they never got to elect him. He got his council seat with about 2,500 votes, his council presidency with less than ten votes, his mayor position with zero votes, and now, he’ll hold on to his mayor position without voting really mattering.
If I were Peduto, I’d have taken the high road, refused to sling mud, focused on the issues, and hoped that this recent spate of bad decisions by Lukey would make the city second-guess his abilities to lead effectively.
“I thank Bill and look forward to working with him to move the city forward,” Mr. Ravenstahl said.
Thursday morning drinking! Yay!