December 25, 2013

The Good, the Bad and Rob Ford

Ivor Tossell, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

The story of 2013 is not Rob Ford. The story of 2013 is Rob Ford’s supporters. Ford is a very interesting person, and a very disturbing person, but he’s just one person. With seven billion of us on the planet, we’re bound to pop out some odd ones. But the 40 to 44 per cent of Torontonians who keep telling telephone-poll robots that they at least somewhat support Mr. Ford are more troublesome. That’s not other people. On some level, that’s us.

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