MAYOR OR MAY NOT: Karen Stintz and Rob Ford kick off a year of pre-election bickering
And they’re off! This weekend, mayor Rob Ford and his ally-turned-nemesis Karen Stintz gave Toronto its first taste of the passive-aggressive antics that are sure to dominate the 2014 mayoral election. The right-leaning councillor broadcast her plans to run against Ford on Saturday, making her the first high-profile rival to do so (MP Olivia Chow and radio host John Tory are also reportedly considering runs, while former councillor David Soknacki has already announced his long-shot candidacy). Naturally, Stintz used the opportunity for a not-so-veiled jab at the mayor’s scandal-burdened tenure: “I want to make that sure we focus on the issues, not the personality.” Ford’s response? Bring it. The mayor spent most of his two-hour radio show on Sunday trumpeting his triumphs and offering off-putting images like this one: “I’m just drooling—I am absolutely salivating—for this next election.” [Toronto Sun]
3 thoughts on “MAYOR OR MAY NOT: Karen Stintz and Rob Ford kick off a year of pre-election bickering”
I really don’t like her at all, but if it were her against Ford she’d get my vote. Hopefully she’ll split the Ford Nayshun vote a bit, which may be her plan.
She went AGAINST our voice when we want SUBWAYS! What kind of a politician does she think she is?! I thought her 20 or 30 year plan on transit she proposed previously for this city was just a LMAO, proving how arrogant she is, thinking she’s capable to make such vital plan when she fails to understand the definition of the word: DEMOCRACY.
The mayor may be drooling about his upcoming campaign which he likens to a “bloodbath”, but most of us are just vomiting.
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