"You can never be Bob O'Connor Jr. ... I think the sooner he realizes that, the sooner he'll be able to put together a team to get elected and run the city," said Joseph Sabino Mistick, a Duquesne University law professor. He said Ravenstahl lost an opportunity to come off as a strong leader. "This was a softball way to handle this situation," Mistick said. "I think he has done a masterful job in taking the (public) interest of a young mayor but, at some point, you've got to show substance."