Doug Ford says he’ll take Stephen Harper’s job, but only if he has to

Doug Ford says he’ll take Stephen Harper’s job, but only if he has to

Months after deciding not to run for leadership of the Ontario Tories, Doug Ford is once again openly musing about assuming control of a Conservative caucus—but this time (movie trailer narrator voice) it’s federal. During an interview with Bloomberg, Ford expressed interest in running for Stephen Harper’s job as head of the Conservative Party of Canada, should Harper resign after the election. The classic Doug Ford trial balloon came with a classic Doug Ford exaggerated feint at reluctance: “I don’t think I’ll have to because hopefully he’ll be prime minister for the next 20 years,” he said. “I never say never in politics.”