Ford to run in October.


JLM
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Ford throws hat in ring for October election. Thatís what I like to see, a man who can brush himself off and get back on his feet after adversity. That is the sign of a real man!
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Ford throws hat in ring for October election. Thatís what I like to see, a man who can brush himself off and get back on his feet after adversity. That is the sign of a real man!

Lol, adversity? I don't think that I have ever heard people say that getting caught doing bad things is called "adversity".

The guy is his own worst enemy and he has refused to get any help for that. This campaign might literally kill him.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Lol, adversity? I don't think that I have ever heard people say that getting caught doing bad things is called "adversity".

The guy is his own worst enemy and he has refused to get any help for that. This campaign might literally kill him.


He may think he can reorganize and recoup on his own. Thatís what tough guys can do! I learned early in life never to under estimate a man. You can end up looking like a fool! -
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

He may think he can reorganize and recoup on his own. Thatís what tough guys can do! I learned early in life never to under estimate a man. You can end up looking like a fool! -

There is a difference between toughness and stubbornness.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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I will laugh when he gets re-elected.

One question, does the city counselors little power grab expire with the next democratically elected mayor or is the Toronto Mayor forever crippled?
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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I think John Tory will be the next Mayor, failing that it will be between Olivia Chow and Rob Ford.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

I think John Tory will be the next Mayor, failing that it will be between Olivia Chow and Rob Ford.

That would be a perfect combination to get out of debt. Chow can be in charge of raising taxes and Ford can look after cutting useless spending.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

That would be a perfect combination to get out of debt. Chow can be in charge of raising taxes and Ford can look after cutting useless spending.

I actually think John Tory will make an excellent Mayor.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

I actually think John Tory will make an excellent Mayor.

At least he is on the right side.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Lol, adversity? I don't think that I have ever heard people say that getting caught doing bad things is called "adversity".

The guy is his own worst enemy and he has refused to get any help for that. This campaign might literally kill him.


Ford might be tougher than you think, anyway he has the right attitude! Remember what Old Yogi said..........."It ain't over until it's over".
 
taxslave
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By running again FOrd is doing what the leftys hate. Letting the people decide.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

By running again FOrd is doing what the leftys hate. Letting the people decide.


Many people under estimate Ford, I think. Could be a huge mistake, depending on your point of view!
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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I think John Tory will be the game changer here. People want fiscal responsibility, with Ford they got that, but his personal life (train wreck that it is) has empowered the people who have been trying to undermine that mandate since his election. With Tory, if he's elected, they won't have that option.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Many people under estimate Ford, I think. Could be a huge mistake, depending on your point of view!

Well this is great news I will be entertained for at least a week by Born Ruff on this thread is my prediction .
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

I think John Tory will be the game changer here. People want fiscal responsibility, with Ford they got that, but his personal life (train wreck that it is) has empowered the people who have been trying to undermine that mandate since his election. With Tory, if he's elected, they won't have that option.

If Tory enters, he and Ford will split the right thinking votes and some tax-and-spend Leftard will win.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Ford might be tougher than you think, anyway he has the right attitude! Remember what Old Yogi said..........."It ain't over until it's over".

Lol, what attitude is that? "My daddy was rich so I can do what I want!"

Reasonable people can disagree over his politics, but I don't think anyone with a head on their shoulders would speak highly of his attitude over the past few months.
 
Walter
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Tory won't run. He has poor political instincts and his handlers will not let him be a 3-time loser.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

If Tory enters, he and Ford will split the right thinking votes and some tax-and-spend Leftard will win.

It is a bit more complicated than that since Ford is very much not the standard "right wing" guy.
 
Christianna
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Lol, adversity? I don't think that I have ever heard people say that getting caught doing bad things is called "adversity".

The guy is his own worst enemy and he has refused to get any help for that. This campaign might literally kill him.

If he gets any fatter that might kill him , too much to eat at home obviously.
 
grumpydigger
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What a man LOL

I would hope the people of Toronto are smart enough not to reelect a delusional drug smoking psychopath.

But then again I could be wrong
 
Christianna
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

If Tory enters, he and Ford will split the right thinking votes and some tax-and-spend Leftard will win.

Seems to me that most of you folks don't care about the city, its reputation, or any other thing as long as your taxes don't go up. That seems to be all that matters.
 
Christianna
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

If Tory enters, he and Ford will split the right thinking votes and some tax-and-spend Leftard will win.

Seems to me that most of you folks don't care about the city, its reputation, or any other thing as long as your taxes don't go up. That seems to be all that matters.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

If Tory enters, he and Ford will split the right thinking votes and some tax-and-spend Leftard will win.

I don't think so. I think it will be the end of Ford Nation.
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

It is a bit more complicated than that since Ford is very much not the standard "right wing" guy.

I thought he was the standard right-wing guy, family values and all.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristiannaView Post

Seems to me that most of you folks don't care about the city, its reputation, or any other thing as long as your taxes don't go up. That seems to be all that matters.

After the Miller Taxation Rampage, that is what matters. Particularly when with that excessive taxation stuff like road repair (in the suburbs at least -- under Miller downtown core had great roads) got the shaft. Since Ford has come in, some of the horrendous roads in Scarberia have actually been worked on. Co-incidence? Also we are wasting less money on stupid stuff like Climate Change offices in London England (since when was that a city responsibility?).

I would be ok with either Ford or Tory. But if they both run, neither will get in. And Ford's personal life is a mess but as a mayor, I think he has been a good one. And most of the drama has been stirred up by a lot of people on personal or political vendettas. Look at the difference in reaction to Justin Trudeau's use of illegal drugs and Rob Ford's.

But my #1 reason for wanting Ford back in is watching BornRuff's head explode. Should be fun to watch.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

But my #1 reason for wanting Ford back in is watching BornRuff's head explode. Should be fun to watch.

Yes that will make it all worth while.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post


But my #1 reason for wanting Ford back in is watching BornRuff's head explode. Should be fun to watch.

 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

I don't think so. I think it will be the end of Ford Nation.

"Ford Nation" certainly would never be swayed to vote for Tory over Ford. Tory is a respectable, professional politician, which is apparently very offensive to Fordites.

Ford's popularity is built on straight up lying about what he is going to do, and then shamelessly lying some more to claim that he did everything he promised, trusting that his base isn't smart enough to actually check what he promised in the first place. I can't see Tory stooping to that level. He has too much self respect.
 
JLM
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I think "the past few months" might be a single chapter in a long book! -
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Look at the difference in reaction to Justin Trudeau's use of illegal drugs and Rob Ford's.

Lol, not this tired line again.

Ford admitted to smoking weed "a lot" at the same time that Justin said he smoked weed, and Justin is the only one who has experienced any push back from that. So really, it is Justin who should be complaining about a double standard on that issue.
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

I think "the past few months" might be a single chapter in a long book! -

Is Chapter One titled "Drunken Stupor"?
 

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