“Am I having too much fun?” Toronto mayoral hopeful David Soknacki asked an aide during a recent conversation with Yahoo Canada News.
He was working on a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and the topic of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford had just been raised. Ford, currently in rehab battling an addiction to alcohol and famous for his other vices, is set to return to the campaign train next month. Meantime, his brother, Coun. Doug Ford, had been rumoured set to take his spot.
"Bring them both on, I think it would be so entertaining, don't you?” Soknacki asked with a wide smile. “And I understand there are a couple other family members in the background. Maybe we could bring them in. You know what, we could have the entire lingerie football team on, maybe they could all register."
This is the politics of celebrity, he says, where candidates rely on name recognition and flash rather than policy and good ideas. That is not Soknacki’s campaign. In many ways, Soknacki is the antithesis ofRead More »from Baking Cookies with David Soknacki: Candidate places policy over the ‘politics of celebrity’