You can read my interview with him here.
Mr. DeSantis, head of a business consulting firm, had been reticent about a possible campaign before the primary.
Yesterday, he answered the question of whether he was running by saying "I'm a candidate. Absolutely."
Mayor Luke, of course, was tracked down for a proper quote. He said:
"I look forward to continuing to govern the city of Pittsburgh, which ultimately, in my opinion, good government translates to good politics, so that's what the focus will be."Can someone buy that man a book on English grammar? He sounds like a buffoon. The next quotation doesn't help either (though it's a little clearer):
"We'll do whatever is necessary, do whatever we feel we have to, to win the election," he said. "My goal will be to win the election in November, and to whatever extent I have to run a viable campaign, I am willing to do so, both with manpower and financially."This is just too easy. What is he saying here? The first sentence actually contradicts itself as there's a bit of a difference between doing "what ever is necessary" and "whatever we feel we have to." And is there any politician alive who's goal isn't to win the next election?
But that last part - it almost sounds like while he's "willing" to run a campaign, he's not altogether too happy about it.
Poor Luke. Democracy can be such a pain in the ass.