Okay. Okay. Stop it already. I've been bombarded with emails and calls over the whole "geezus Jim, you were right about that guy" meme.
I claimed then, and I maintain now, that Rossi was nothing but a Stalking Horse for Rob Ford's campaign. With the likes of Capobianco in the upper echelons of his campaign for mayor I couldn't help but think that. He was in it to crush Smitherman's Liberal vote. Plain and simple. He was still smarting from losing the John Tory bid for Mayor the time before and always blamed Smitherman for that loss.
I know how Conservatives in Ontario must feel today though because I had the same reaction when Rocco burst onto the Liberal scene back in '09 out of the blue: WTF IS a ROCCO ROSSI and where did he come from.
Whoever is running Mike Colle's riding association can come pick up a cheque from me on Monday afternoon. I'll be in Toronto anyway.