Disgraced Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who was caught on video smoking crack cocaine and subsequently embarrassed the city of Toronto in numerous other ways, might actually win reelection in October. If he does, it’ll be thanks to the indefatigable and inexplicable support of the Ford Nation.
One might think that Ford’s documented history of repeated unprofessional conduct, including violent outbursts and sexist comments, would be enough to deter even the most politically ignorant and stubborn voters. Yet through it all, the Ford Nation persists. Here are some of the people who will be responsible for a Rob Ford reelection victory on Oct. 27, should it occur.
Rob Ford just said " ehh, come stai?" in a speech for council. Its just that easy to win over my vote. #fordnation— Gino G (@ginobambino11) August 27, 2014
If all it takes is an inarticulate phrase to win your vote, you should probably stay home.
@Ford_Nation_ had my Ford Nation T shirt on today! Enjoyed some great conversations. Rob has our vote was said quite a few times today!!— lisa (@Lisa_Co1) August 27, 2014
We pity anyone who goes anywhere with a person in a Rob Ford shirt.
Even the Dalai Lama would want to punch something if he saw how his wisdom was being perverted.
This guy will be pleased to hear that Rob Ford is on it.
@RobFordforMayor I agree.Ford more years.— Tony Cudde (@tcudde) August 15, 2014
The pun in this tweet is so bad that it’s almost as bad as Rob Ford’s record. And as if that pun isn’t bad enough, the conversation continued:
@RobFordforMayor That sounds good to, fordteen— Tony Cudde (@tcudde) August 20, 2014
This man is not above using a distorted Ford campaign talking point to savage Ford’s main opponent.
I need some Ford Nation stickers and signs where to get them @TOMayorFord— Brandon Downing (@didytdot82) August 25, 2014
We have a feeling Ford Nation memorabilia isn’t exactly in high demand.
This seems like a situation where “if” should be used in place of “when.”
@ddale8 lol are you for real? It was implied as a joke. I'm here and witnessed it myself. Anything to try and bring him down eh?— Katelynn (@Katelynn1293) August 28, 2014
This young woman is a great example of a staunch Rob Ford defender, because she is also…
Perhaps the best argument against Rob Ford is that some of his supporters appear to be Americans.
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