Downfall Day Dawns for Trutanich
The signs that Trutanich has accepted the he will not be reelected are clear. Monday morning the failed incumbent gave his Hail Mary interview with KABC's Doug McIntyre and the tone of his voice spoke louder than his words; he knows he is defeated.
Gone are the days when Trutanich could barge into KABC's studios armed with a fistful of San Pedro's finest doughnuts. Monday morning Trutanich phoned-in his interview. His tone was definitely downbeat. He's 18 points behind Mike Feuer going into this election. He has alienated just about everyone who ever supported him. He knows it's over. He sounded like a loser.
Another sign that Trutanich acknowledges defeat is certain is the location of his 'victory party.' Is it the Universal Studio Sheraton Hotel where almost a thousand people crammed the ballroom in 2009 to see Trutanich claim victory? No. According to the Studio City Patch, it's Rocco's Tavern, a few doors away from 'longtime supporter' Mort Allen's storefront office. Trutanich's occupation of Rocco's Tavern starts at 8:00PM. Around 9:00PM the results of the vote by mail ballots will be known, and the likelihood is that Trutanich's swinging 18 point deficit will be reflected in those results. By 9:30PM, the next round of results will be known. The party will be over shortly after that.
Rumors suggest that even in his hometown, San Pedro, Trutanich has lost the vote. As quickly as his yard signs were put up, they were being torn down. San Pedran's are a tough community; they love a hero, they hate a heel. They smell the stench of defeat, and they are dealing with it.
20% of Los Angelenos are expected to vote tomorrow, a low turnout by any standard. 70% of them will not be voting for Trutanich based on the results of the 2012 DA primary, and the 2013 City Attorney primary.
The Dragnet predicts Mike Feuer will be LA's next City Attorney.