'Odd man in'
You know, there's logic to John's view
. The Herald's Reilly endorsement
, which I didn't have a clue was coming, will help Reilly a bit. It confirms my hunch that Reilly, pronounced a victim of political suicide last week, is more alive than dead this week. But endorsements don't mean as much as they did in the past. The modern 24/7 flood of news and opinion means voters are less reliant on others to help make up their minds. If anything, there's now a large portion of the electorate that likes to stick it to the former gatekeepers -- and that means Gabrieli could benefit too. ... Disclosure: Though I didn't know the endorsement was coming, I do work for that
paper. ... P.S. -- What keeps me thinking Reilly's candidacy isn't over is the fact so many mayors are backing him. Fair or not, he is the candidate of the old guard -- and the institutional types could come out for him. The question is whether they're excited about Reilly and think he can win. Reilly has failed miserably to instill confidence among his natural supporters. ...