Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is going to be Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in 2010. We may not like his little snafus*, but the bottom line is this: he hasn’t screwed up enough to lose the primary. Ravenstahl has lost some of his political capital, sure but he still has more then enough to win this election. It doesn’t matter who he runs against, the quality of his opponent only effects his margin of victory. We’ve known this for 6 months, which is why I don’t understand why Doug Shields dropping out is such a big deal. Maybe with a tough campaign this time and another 4 years of silly mistakes Ravenstahl will be vulnerable in 2013. But I know he’s not, you know he’s not and Doug Shields knows he’s not.
*I like using antiquated words, it means screw-ups. It’s more commonly spoken then written.