Chris Grygiel (seattlepi.com):
"Genius."Emily Heffter (Seattle Times)
That's how Mike McGinn's late-campaign position switch on the tunnel replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct was described Monday night by a political insider. That insider: Charla Neuman, the spokeswoman for Joe Mallahan's campaign, who spent months trying to defeat McGinn, who will become Seattle's next mayor in January.
When Nickels lost the primary, the movie ended. He didn't know...it didn't feel right to him...it was a guy living a movie that wasn't right for him."
In a post-election confession session Monday night at a Belltown bar, the chief strategists from Joe Mallahan's failed mayoral campaign portrayed their candidate as overly altruistic and so unable to stay on message that they hid him from the public.Howie P.S.: I got there a little after six and the place was so packed I turned around and went back home.
Broadhead said the campaign never urged McGinn to shave his beard or speak through a spokesperson.
"If you draw a box around them, then what you give up is authenticity, and authenticity is the stock and trade of politics right now," he said.