Rob Ford for Mayor 2014 Campaign Launched in Toronto


Locutus
#1
Thousands of people gathered earlier today at the Toronto Congress Centre to help launch Mayor Rob Ford’s re-election campaign for the 2014 Toronto mayoral race.

The event was scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m., but the crowd started to line up shortly after 4 p.m. and by the time the doors opened there were already many people waiting. As with every event involving Rob Ford, the attendees resembled a true rainbow of every race and ethnicity living in Toronto.







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eh1eh
+4
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tay
#3
Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff party, his new theme song could be “Half Empty Halls”




The Ford campaign booked an enormous banquet hall; rented tables, chairs, tablecloths, sound equipment, etc.; shelled out for servers and other staff; hired a rock band and bagpipers; hung large printed banners; gave away free alcohol and snacks; handed out other freebies; and brought along an old fire truck as a prop (which brother Randy bought for $4,000 at an auction). There were probably many other expenses too.

By most accounts, the April 17, 2014 event was a flop, with low turnout, no “history in the making (external - login to view)" moments (another Ford promise broken), none of the celebrity appearances that were anticipated, and a lackluster speech full of lies, clichés and vague pledges.



TV footage showed a lot of people waiting in line to get Ford T-shirts and bobblehead dolls, but it seems that many of those people were not genuine supporters, and left soon after getting their memorabilia, perhaps to sell online.



Conventional wisdom among political operatives is that you always hire a modest-sized space for events like this. It looks fuller that way and you don’t risk showing empty seats on TV. Olivia Chow’s launch was in a church, John Tory’s in a downtown community hall.
That’s not how the Fords roll. They got the Toronto Congress Centre, a vast barn on Dixon Road with polished-concrete floors and cinderblock walls that looks big enough to host a monster-truck rally. They filled maybe half of the 290 tables of 10 seats each.


Ford launches populist crusade, er, political campaign - The Globe and Mail




Yes they are there up at the front.............






original source for this material:

The Ranting Canadian, Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign... (external - login to view)

yours in moderatorship, Mr. Locutus
Last edited by Locutus; Apr 19th, 2014 at 05:27 PM..
 
BornRuff
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post


Wow. Not exactly great planning, but I guess that is what you get when your brother is your campaign manager.

Why did they have tables to being with? Were they serving dinner or something?
 
Goober
Free Thinker
+1
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Wow. Not exactly great planning, but I guess that is what you get when your brother is your campaign manager.

Look to the future- He could be reelected?
How would that go down With the Chow congregations?
 
BornRuff
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Look to the future- He could be reelected?
How would that go down With the Chow congregations?

Lol, do you seriously need to ask how Chow supporters would feel if Ford got elected?

Probably the same way that Ford supporters would feel if Chow got elected.
 
Goober
Free Thinker
+1
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Lol, do you seriously need to ask how Chow supporters would feel if Ford got elected?

Probably the same way that Ford supporters would feel if Chow got elected.

Myself I do not support Ford, nor am I silly enough to support chow.
 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
#8
Send in the clowns this could be a great show
 
BornRuff
+2
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Myself I do not support Ford, nor am I silly enough to support chow.

Good for you?
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post


Why did they have tables to being with? Were they serving dinner or something?

Dancers
 
Goober
Free Thinker
+1
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Good for you?

Either one would be a disaster for Toronto.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
+1
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Thousands of people gathered earlier today at the Toronto Congress Centre to help launch Mayor Rob Ford’s re-election campaign for the 2014 Toronto mayoral race.

The event was scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m., but the crowd started to line up shortly after 4 p.m. and by the time the doors opened there were already many people waiting. As with every event involving Rob Ford, the attendees resembled a true rainbow of every race and ethnicity living in Toronto.









Rob Ford, Doug Ford, George Chuvalo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, elections, Toronto City Hall, mayorr | BlogWrath - Thoughts on politics and common sense (external - login to view)


I guess if he can pull it off he deserves it, but methinks it may be an up hill battle!


(On the other hand underestimating anyone can be dangerous!)
 
Locutus
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff party, his new theme song could be “Half Empty Halls”




The Ford campaign booked an enormous banquet hall; rented tables, chairs, tablecloths, sound equipment, etc.; shelled out for servers and other staff; hired a rock band and bagpipers; hung large printed banners; gave away free alcohol and snacks; handed out other freebies; and brought along an old fire truck as a prop (which brother Randy bought for $4,000 at an auction). There were probably many other expenses too.

By most accounts, the April 17, 2014 event was a flop, with low turnout, no “history in the making (external - login to view)" moments (another Ford promise broken), none of the celebrity appearances that were anticipated, and a lackluster speech full of lies, clichés and vague pledges.



TV footage showed a lot of people waiting in line to get Ford T-shirts and bobblehead dolls, but it seems that many of those people were not genuine supporters, and left soon after getting their memorabilia, perhaps to sell online.



Conventional wisdom among political operatives is that you always hire a modest-sized space for events like this. It looks fuller that way and you don’t risk showing empty seats on TV. Olivia Chow’s launch was in a church, John Tory’s in a downtown community hall.
That’s not how the Fords roll. They got the Toronto Congress Centre, a vast barn on Dixon Road with polished-concrete floors and cinderblock walls that looks big enough to host a monster-truck rally. They filled maybe half of the 290 tables of 10 seats each.


Ford launches populist crusade, er, political campaign - The Globe and Mail




Yes they are there up at the front.............





tay: Are you implying this post is from you or the Globe and Mail? (because I know it is neither one)

protip: The video in the OP link shows everything you need to know.
 
BornRuff
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Either one would be a disaster for Toronto.

I personally like Tory. Well, I actually like David Soknacki best, but he doesn't have a chance in hell of winning.

What do you think you are adding to this thread?

Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

protip: The video in the OP link shows everything you need to know.

What do you think the video shows that people need to know?
 
Locutus
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

What do you think the video shows that people need to know?

Describe what you saw.
 
BornRuff
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Describe what you saw.

A political rally.

I am genuinely asking what you meant in your last comment. What part of it do you think is important for people to know about?
 
Locutus
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

A political rally.

I am genuinely asking what you meant in your last comment. What part of it do you think is important for people to know about?


and now in relation to tay's posted text.
 
BornRuff
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

and now in relation to tay's posted text.

Are you serious? Why post if you are not actually going to say anything?
 
Locutus
#19
can't help ya man. move on.
 
BornRuff
+1
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

can't help ya man. move on.

Lol, that is a lie. You could easily tell me what you think people should know about that video. For some readon you just refuse to do so.

Are you afraid of people challenging what you say?
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Lol, that is a lie. You could easily tell me what you think people should know about that video. For some readon you just refuse to do so.

Are you afraid of people challenging what you say?

There is a hell of a lot more people in the pics inthe OP than what tay is trying to claim were there. It would appear his pic was taken before the doors were open in a lame attempt to back up someone's agenda.
 
Locutus
+2
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

There is a hell of a lot more people in the pics inthe OP than what tay is trying to claim were there. It would appear his pic was taken before the doors were open in a lame attempt to back up someone's agenda.


damn you citizen!
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

damn you citizen!

Not having a snake in the race I thought it was glaringly obvious.
 
BornRuff
+1
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

There is a hell of a lot more people in the pics inthe OP than what tay is trying to claim were there. It would appear his pic was taken before the doors were open in a lame attempt to back up someone's agenda.

Well, no. The video is clearly all taken up near the stage, where you can see people are in tay's photo.

The video shows that there are some people there, but it really gives you no sense of the actual number.
 
Locutus
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

tay: Are you implying this post is from you or the Globe and Mail? (because I know it is neither one)

protip: The video in the OP link shows everything you need to know.


le tay bump
 
QuebecCanadian
+1
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

Send in the clowns this could be a great show

Quebecers can sit back and watch for a change.
 
Locutus
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff party, his new theme song could be “Half Empty Halls”




The Ford campaign booked an enormous banquet hall; rented tables, chairs, tablecloths, sound equipment, etc.; shelled out for servers and other staff; hired a rock band and bagpipers; hung large printed banners; gave away free alcohol and snacks; handed out other freebies; and brought along an old fire truck as a prop (which brother Randy bought for $4,000 at an auction). There were probably many other expenses too.

By most accounts, the April 17, 2014 event was a flop, with low turnout, no “history in the making (external - login to view)" moments (another Ford promise broken), none of the celebrity appearances that were anticipated, and a lackluster speech full of lies, clichés and vague pledges.



TV footage showed a lot of people waiting in line to get Ford T-shirts and bobblehead dolls, but it seems that many of those people were not genuine supporters, and left soon after getting their memorabilia, perhaps to sell online.



Conventional wisdom among political operatives is that you always hire a modest-sized space for events like this. It looks fuller that way and you don’t risk showing empty seats on TV. Olivia Chow’s launch was in a church, John Tory’s in a downtown community hall.
That’s not how the Fords roll. They got the Toronto Congress Centre, a vast barn on Dixon Road with polished-concrete floors and cinderblock walls that looks big enough to host a monster-truck rally. They filled maybe half of the 290 tables of 10 seats each.


Ford launches populist crusade, er, political campaign - The Globe and Mail




Yes they are there up at the front.............






original source for this material:

The Ranting Canadian, Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign... (external - login to view)

yours in moderatorship, Mr. Locutus


you're welcome.
 
Locutus
#28
Mark October 27th on your calendar. It's the date of the 2014 Toronto Mayoral Election (external - login to view). The next 86 days leading up to this will provide a textbook example of how a cabal of Left-of-Centre latte sipping talking heads in the Media Party will say anything in an attempt to destroy Rob Ford. Facts won't matter. Fairness won't matter. The only thing that's relevant to these ideologues is to push over the finish line one of their "tax" or "tax even more" candidates.

Case in point is one Edward Keenan (external - login to view), who recently wrote this:
"Is he shameless, or ignorant?"

Well, that's the question once you disregard the carnival funhouse of mayoral misfortune. When you gaze upon the profound lunacy of the crack smoking on video and the police investigation and the blitz tackling of a fellow councillor and the bragging about the all-you-can-eat buffet of marital bliss in his home, and so on and so forth, the only sane question to ask is: What! The! Hell!?!
But if you put those sideshows aside, and focus on his "record" as he's always asking us to do, then you're left to ponder either the soaring heights of his shameless dishonesty or the bedrock-cracking depths of his ignorance.
Keenan is a columnist, not a reporter, so he can opine in any way he wishes. However, given how the proverbial heads of these media pundits are likely to explode should Ford be victorious again, that should be sufficient reason alone for many Torontonians to vote for him!

Lest anyone has forgotten, here is one of the "star" candidates (external - login to view) of the Toronto Media Party.


My bet is on John Tory. A vote for Ford = a vote for Chow. Many Ford voters will realize this by the time they actually have to make a decision.

A Preview of Toronto's Mayoral Election Campaign - Small Dead Animals (external - login to view)


lattes...heh.
 
weaselwords
No Party Affiliation
#29
Locutus...The problem is for R Ford whatever the media says about R Ford is for the most part truth and there are always facts to back their items and columns up....
The only story with any question surrounding it is the Newtonbrook story.
 
QuebecCanadian
+1
#30
"... will say anything in an attempt to destroy Rob Ford."

No, I think Rob Ford will do/has done just fine destroying Rob Ford.
 

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