Nobody believes Doug Ford’s “grassroots” supporters actually exist

Nobody believes Doug Ford’s “grassroots” supporters actually exist

Toronto faces an acute shortage of scare quotes this afternoon as news outlets around the city report on a new “grassroots” website that’s attempting to drum up support for Doug Ford’s possible bid for leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party. The website, DraftDougFord.ca, boasts sleek web design, a handy form for collecting supporter information and zero indication of the real identity of the person or group that created it. The Toronto Sun reports that the website’s mysterious operator sent out an unsigned press release to different media organizations earlier today saying only that the project is the public face of a “grassroots movement” of disaffected voters “who feel that Doug Ford would be the only person who can renew the party,” and who totally exist.