Say what you will about our current mayor, but even the most staunch anti-Ford opponent has to admit that “Ford more years” has something of a nice ring to it. Clearly aware of this, the mayor decided to up the stakes by changing his slogan to “fordteen more years”.
Now, he didn’t use those words exactly, but that was the essential gist of what he told an Etobicoke crowd during a debate last Friday.
“I will never quit being the best mayor this city ever has. And I’m very, very proud to say that. And I’m going to continue to be mayor for the next, not only four years, another 14 years,” he said to a crowd that came to watch him debate the other major mayoral candidates.
According to the Toronto Star, most of the audience gasped at the proclamation, though several cheered as well.
The one issue with Ford’s statement is the fact that council terms are normally four years in length. Therefore, 12 or 16 would have been much more logical choices. But you have to give Ford credit for sticking to a plan. He later clarified that his intention has always been to be in politics for 30 years—he’s been on council for almost 16 years now.