January 3, 2014

How Rob Ford Could Win Re-Election

Ivor Tossell, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

His opponents are up against the bizarre logic that pushed the crack-smoking Toronto mayor to ascend and survive. But how far are voters willing to go for an agenda they support?

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The Good, the Bad and Rob Ford
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Giving Thanks, in a Time of Raining Ice
National Post
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