Rob Ford’s new campaign video seemingly breaks campaign rules
A new Rob Ford campaign video, released on the mayor’s website at some point in the past 24 hours, is earning media notice for a lot more than its handsome photography and soothing soundtrack. The video, which highlights the mayor’s obsessive, sometimes-inappropriate dedication to personally helping individual residents with small problems, appears to have been shot partially in his office at city hall. The candid shots make him look like a real go-getter, but they may also be a violation of the rules. City policy forbids people who are running for office from using city property to promote their candidacies. In the past, when the mayor has committed policy violations (or alleged violations) like this, he hasn’t faced much in the way of consequences.
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He’s made hundreds of thousands of house visits? Let’s do the math! For 100 000 visits to be made within 14 years, that would mean roughly 7142 per year, or 20 visits per day. Now, he said hundreds of thousands (plural hundred), which actually means a minimum of two hundred thousand visits, which puts us up to 40 visits per day, every single day of the year, for 14 years straight. Somehow I highly doubt this is accurate. Even if he visited 80 units in an apartment building for two weeks straight, there’s no way the numbers would add up. What else is highly doubtable that includes numbers? Well, it’s something along the lines of 100 000 x 1000. Yes, that’s right, that comes up to 1 billion.
Of course, the goal is to get the video going viral on media websites. To that extent, the Ford family has succeeded.
cant knock what works,,, HA
“Seemingly”? “might have”? The video depicts Robbie in his office. This IS against the rules. There is no spectrum of rule breaking here. Again, Robbie Ford has flipped the bird at protocol, decency, and ethics during his knuckle dragging, angry honey badger-like, monosyllabic ,lurching, and dim-witted “campaign”. Did the sun “seemingly” come up today? There “might have” been a cloud in the atmosphere somewhere around the planet today? Jesus, why is the media so afraid of simply pointing out the obvious without leaving a ridiculous loophole?
Rules are made for others. Rob’s special. Rob’s entitled. Rob’s rich. As F. Scott Fitizgerald put it: the rich are different from you and me.
Having a photograph taped to his computer monitor (off), using handwritten spreadsheet with telephone numbers to call back, shows to me that he is not computer literate.
I’ll rather call 311, else I’ll get his voicemail. If its not full.
No such thing as ‘I’m busy’? HELLO. Too busy to attend any of the pride parades…. that was in the first 30s. What a load of crap.
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