Apparently the 2014 mayoral campaign is already underway

Apparently the 2014 mayoral campaign is already underway

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Having learned that governing a city can get a little messy, Rob Ford and his team have shifted their attention to getting re-elected. At least, that’s what Marcus Gee argues in this weekend’s Globe and Mail. Yes, the next election is in 2014, but it looks like Ford has decided that subways—and, oddly enough, his failure to build them—are perfect campaign fodder (see also: his new radio show). Indeed, that failure lets the pro-Ford folk paint council as a group of ineffectual spoilsports. And while it may seem like the Fords are jumping the gun—presumably they’d like to get a motion or two passed before 2014—Gee points out that Ford’s opponents underestimated his campaigning ability last time around. And just remember how that turned out. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »