Saturday, December 01, 2012

Stupid headline tricks 

The winner of this week's Stupid Headline Tricks award is the Globe and Mail: "They love him. They really love him: Why Rob Ford can win again in Toronto".
I don't think so, Tim.
The story quote an Angus Reid poll showing that out of ten people who voted for Ford two years ago, only six would again. In total, 27 per cent would vote for Ford and two-thirds would not.
That's not enough love. G&M.
But at least those 27 per cent Ford voters show that Toronto qualifies for The Crazification Factor too.

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Unfortunately you are badly mistaken. In a by-election, the turnout will be low, the field will be crowded by a lot of candidates, and Fords campaign will get a big turnout of his supporters. His support levels are large enough, because those supporters will care enough to actually vote. Wishful thinking will not be enough to stop Ford from winning re-election .

By Anonymous Bluegreenblogger, at 5:57 pm  

Ford won't win. The trend on opinion/support for him continues to drop. By the time an election rolls around his support will be small, especially if another right-winger runs. Wishful thinking will not get him back in the mayor's seat.

By Blogger Thor, at 7:51 pm  

I've posted this at Simon's but it would be to see them appoint an interm mayor and the left could run Olivia Chow only in the next full election, that would be an end to the Ford dynasty.

By Blogger Wingnut31, at 4:02 pm  

Thanks for the thoughtful comments.
Bluegreen, you are correct that the people who do not want Ford reelected will have to narrow the field, and get their vote out. Thor, I agree it will be interesting to see what happens if another right-winger runs too.
All in all, a fascinating election coming up.

By Blogger CathiefromCanada, at 4:04 pm  

Wingnut, I would love to see Olivia Chow run!

By Blogger CathiefromCanada, at 4:04 pm  

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