With all the attention Rob Ford has received in the early competitive stages of Toronto’s mayoral election, one would think things were running pretty smoothly in his second campaign for the city’s top job.
But it seems there have been some growing pains. Recent reports suggest Ford's campaign manager, brother Doug Ford, may have misplaced information from a voter database mined during the 2010 election and the Fords have had trouble bringing seasoned campaign organizers on board, most recently losing a top political fundraiser.
Thankfully for Ford, he still has his international notoriety to rely on. Despite his faint protestations, the celebrity Ford has crafted in the wake of a crack cocaine scandal appears to be his best weapon.
This week alone, Ford has appeared on the Today Show, NBC's popular morning talk show, and captivated a cadre of Ottawa journalists, who are not used to their mayor stopping to pose for photographs and sign autographs at airports and bars.
He has securedRead More »from Rob Ford using his 'celebrity' status to push opponents off the front page