Warren Kinsella -- strategist for both Dalton McGuinty and John Tory -- had the following to say on his blog about David Miller's election as mayor:
I'm just not going to say much about this, because I think it speaks for itself so clearly.
As for picking off Liberal MPPs and MPs -- I really do think that David Miller is going to continue to put the interests of the City of Toronto first -- exactly as he should -- and not some other agenda. If Liberal MPPs and MPs lose out because they don't represent their ridings, then too bad. And I say this as someone who has almost always voted Liberal (but who doesn't have a Liberal membership card, in case anyone now wanted me to rip it up).
On the other hand, Liberal MPPs may come under another form of pressure as a result of this Toronto mayoral election. John Tory put in a very strong showing, and has positioned himself well to replace Ernie Eves as leader of the provincial Tories.
He looked like he was having fun this year, so why not stay in politics? He could have a chance of following in the footsteps of his hero, Bill Davis... if only he can get his party to ignore the hardcore and follow him toward the centre.