Archive for October 2014
Yahoo News Canada’s Andy Radia has a nice roundup of reasons why mayoral candidate Olivia Chow finished so badly.
It wasn’t suppose to happen this way for Olivia Chow.
On Monday, Chow placed third in Toronto’s mayoral election finishing with just 23 per cent support.
That’s certainly not what Chow expected when she resigned as an NDP Member of Parliament back in March, and instantly became the front-runner in this race.
For much of the early spring, she was ahead in the opinion polls as the anti-Rob Ford candidate and the one who was supposed to appeal to the average, blue-collar worker.
There doesn’t seem to be a single reason – a consensus, if you will – on why Torontonians soured on Chow. There are, however, several theories.
Chow’s conversation skills, the left/right ideological split in Toronto, racism and sexism, and tactical errors in the campaign all are raised.