We will leave the election analysis to Martin Olsen, but overall, we suspect that Smuckler had his day a long time ago--if he ever had one. Apparently Dems dislike Smuckler more than they dislike Healy, which is saying something. (For a hint of why this might be, check out Martin's report on who's financially backing Smuckler.) If these guys are the best that the Stark County Democratic Party has to offer the city, then Canton is in more trouble than we thought.
We are happy to bestow a double Village Idiot of the Day Award. One to the Stark County Democratic Party for fronting Healy and Smuckler (you do have better choices don't you or has everybody jumped ship?), and the other to Canton Dems who voted for Healy. We realize that supporting the lesser of two evils has ethical complications, but what were you thinking?
For more on Healty self-aggrandizement read Healy Credits Record, Positive Message with Mayoral Win