We hoped to compile a list of potential candidates to encourage a debate in advance of the 2010 civic election over what makes a good mayor.
We never expected the response we got, i.e. we never saw so many blank faces in our lives.
How many legitimate names did we collect? Try ZERO.
What was funny then isn't so funny now. Incumbent Sam Katz is facing off against one high-profile and several low-profile candidates. The high-profile contender is so unqualified that it's scary. And one of the low-profile candidates deserves to be a legitimate contender but isn't because the mainstream media won't treat him seriously.
They leave us no choice.
We have to step in and draft someone to run for mayor.
After much searching we have a candidate:
He's a businessman.
He's a sportsman.
He's a married father.
He overcame the odds to succeed through sheer determinat…