Dr. Emilio Gonzalez.
The interview with the former immigration service director, member of the Bush national security team, and Army veteran started off with a general overview of national politics and the midterm elections but quickly turned to local politics.
When asked, Dr. Gonzalez opined on the defeat of the Miami Parking Authority takeover, pointing out how a City that is on the verge of bankruptcy due to poor fiscal management made a desperate attempt to increase revenues by acquiring control of the parking authority, and yet voters failed to go along with the Mayor's proposal, indicating a deep lack of confidence in the Mayor's ability to manage the City's finances.
Asked point blank whether he would run for the Mayoral seat in 2013, Dr. Gonzalez coyly did not deny that he would not be seeking the Mayor's office.
Meanwhile, facing a drubbing at the polls, losing the MPA takeover, backing a loser in the Gubernatorial race, and continued record high unemployment in the City of Miami, Mayor Tomasito went on a Spanish language radio offensive of his own, bringing out his favorite topic once again, the Florida Marlins.
While people are suffering from an economic downturn and the City is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, is this really the best Tomas can do? How many times can he beat the Marlins' dead horse?
You better come up with some real solid plans soon Tomas.
You're politically weak, the knives are out, and they are aiming for your back!
We hope that a worthy challenger does step up against you, and give Miami the leadership we all deserve.