Because what all the fine talk came down to was hard cash.
The world is full of people who do things for cold, hard cash.
For the City has not been prepared to back his business with hard cash.
"You are better off taking $17 million in hard cold cash right now," he said.
But is it really worth that in cold, hard cash?
In the markets you don't take risk without being paid hard cash at the same time.
Maybe I just use cold, hard cash to buy votes.
"How does the city get hard cash to improve itself?"
In fact, they'll spend hard cash for more of it.
Or at least enough cold, hard cash to fake it.