Smith cheers the crowd at Laurel Canyon Association's Candidate's Forum
Friday night saw all four City Attorney candidates appearing at the Laurel Canyon Candidate's forum, hosted by NBC4's Robert Kovacik.
|City Attorney candidate Greg Smith was well-received by the audience at |
the Laurel Canyon Association's Candidate's Forum
|Failed DA wannabe Carmen Trutanich did not look like he was enjoying the experience.|
Trutanich looked and sounded like a man facing the reality of the demise of his political career, before an audience who most likely will be voting A.B.C. on March 5. His humiliating defeat in the DA race haunts him wherever he goes, and his record of false and misleading statements has destroyed any credibility he may have once had, before his ego overcame his common sense.
Greg Smith receives endorsement from Los Angeles Airport Police
Greg Smith endorsed by Los Angeles Daily News
Sunday evening saw Smith's campaign receive a well-earned boost with the endorsement of the Los Angeles Daily News, who said of Smith's candidacy that 'In a meeting with the Los Angeles News Group editorial board as it considered an endorsement in the city attorney primary election, the 59-year-old Los Angeles native impressed us as smart, creative and substantial.'
That the Daily News endorsed Smith is a double blow to Carmen Trutanich's ever fading reelection hopes. In 2009 the Daily News endorsed Trutanich, hailing him as the 'People's Lawyer,' but Trutanich's egocentric headline-grabbing antics soon caused the Daily News to reverse their position on Trutanich. In 2012, they urged their readers to vote 'A.B.C. - Anyone But Carmen' as the former
Trutanich blames 'bad political advice' for violating his 'Pledge To Serve.'
File this in the 'ROFLOL' category - comments to the LA Times article on Trutanich's 'crying foul' over rival Mike Feuer's attack ad campaign were very interesting.
Campaign spokesman, John Schwada, jumped to Trutanich's defense against accusations of 'hypocrisy' over his claim that Mike Feuer is a career politician looking for the next job. One commenter stated that it was Trutanich who was more fittingly called a career politician, given his failed bid for DA, followed by his soon to be failed bid to hang on the job he did not want six months ago. Schwada attributed the blame for Trutanich's career-ending decision to run for DA in violation of his sworn promise on 'bad political advice.' You can't make this stuff up.
As the City Attorney's race enters the final furlong before the March 5 primary, Greg Smith, the man described by the LA Times as the 'dark horse' of the race, is fast emerging as the only viable candidate to challenge rival Mike Feuer in the inevitable runoff election on May 21.