posted on May, 27 2013 @ 11:59 AM
Originally posted by FrankLY
According to The
Star Rob Ford's popularity remain nearly untouched even after last week's news.
Not surprising since everything about the "Video" is just speculations and nothing has been proven yet, but I would have thought that there would
have been a drop in it.
i don't find it particularly surprising since his "popularity" is already is already low. besides both polls do not show a real feeling for how
they like Ford in the position due to the fact people may not WANT Ford but that they may not want Chow even more. a much better polling question
would be something along the lines of "do you feel Ford is doing a good job in office" or "should Ford hold the position of Mayor at this time".
that would give a much clearer, and fairer judgement of his "popularity".
Off course, the Mayor and everything that comes with him remains a gold mine for other political parties but let's be honest here, this is NOT
what Toronto needs.
but what do you expect when MEDIA rigs the election in such a way that only those THEY want in office get their voices heard? out of THIRTY NINE
candidates running how many were ALLOWED to be heard in public debates? SIX OF THEM, (and 3 of those dropped out). and YES I SAID ALLOWED TO
PARTICIPATE in the DEBATES.
one of those running was a close friend. he begged and pleaded to be allowed to have his voice heard in these debates,
only to be told that "only those THEY felt had a chance of winning would be ALLOWED to participate in them"
. by doing that they themselves
DECIDED who would have a chance at winning. after all who in their right minds would vote for someone who they likely never heard of, who's
platforms, stances and ideas are a complete mystery?
There were six "major" candidates running who were included by the media in public opinion polls and mayoral debates during the campaign,
although by election day only three remained as active contenders: Ward 2 councillor Rob Ford, Deputy Mayor and Ward 19 councillor Joe Pantalone and
former Liberal cabinet minister George Smitherman.
and if you look at the election results you can plainly SEE how true that is. out of the rest of the candidates they got between 251 and 5,012 votes,
in comparison to the LOWEST of three ALLOWED to be heard getting 95,482 votes. that's quite telling i think on how the MEDIA controlled that