Recent responses to queries made by The Hamiltonian of former Mayor Larry DiIanni, and of former mayor Fred Eisenberger made by The Hamilton Spectator, are less than definitive in terms of whether either or both gentlemen will be running for office in 2014. It seems that neither have ruled out the possibility. You previously stated to CBC Hamilton “ “I’ve taken a pummeling about who I am, and my character and all of that, which has led some people to believe that I’ve been scared into a corner and I’ll just quietly walk into the sunset.” It sounds as though being “sacred into a corner” or quietly walking into the sunset, doesn’t sit well with you. Assuming you will be seeking a second term, would a challenge for the job, from the two former mayors concern you at all, or cause you room for pause?
The Mayor responded as follows:
Bob Bratina, Mayor,
City of Hamilton.