JP Pampena, a well-known PR agent, successful entrepreneur and "Man With the Vision", has thrown his hat into the campaign for Toronto's next mayor with his announcement last week to the media. But you wouldn't know that from all the media reports being broadcast speculating on who will be running for Toronto's top job since Mayor David Miller announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2010.
In fact, indicative of this snub, just this morning on a local AM talk show, the host was rambling on with his politician buddy about just this issue with mention made of candidates such as George Mammoliti, Adam Giambroni and even John Tory, who hasn't even declared his intention to run yet, all politicians, but no inclusion of Mr. Pampena in the list. Why is this? And to make matters worse, the political guest went so far as to even endorse his support of John Tory, who for all intents and purposes may not even run for the position.
"Does the media not take my intention to run seriously enough?" queries Mr. Pampena. "Or is it simply that, as the underdog and a non-politician to boot, there is a distinct possibility that I may ultimately be successful in my bid to become the next Mayor of Toronto".
We are sure the media will be playing a different tune once Mr. Pampena, the only "Man With the Vision", becomes the next Mayor of Toronto.
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