When last we checked in with Toronto mayor Rob Ford, he had just come back from a stint in rehab
. The ensuing summer found him apparently clean and sober, although still with an aura of scandal (last weekend he was subpoenaed
in an extortion case) and despite great efforts, polls had Ford trailing by more than ten points
in the race in August. Earlier this week, things took another shocking turn when he was admitted to hospital with an abdominal tumour
. With 2:00 PM today as the deadline for candidates to add or remove their names to or from the ballot, many speculated on how Ford's health concerns would affect the race (the two candidates polling in fourth
bowed out of the race in the last two weeks). This morning, hours before the deadline, Ford announced he was withdrawing his name from the mayoral ballot
, but he would be running for city council. He has asked his brother and erstwhile campaign manager, rookie councillor Doug Ford, to run for mayor in his place. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Sep 12, 2014 -
How Bush Did It
"A team of Newsweek
reporters unveils the untold fears, secret battles and private emotions behind a historic election." An in-depth series of behind-the-scenes articles.
[via Salon 's War Room, which also says Bush's bulge was a bulletproof vest.]
posted by kirkaracha
on Nov 4, 2004 -
The Big Picture
Yep...one day left. MSNBC.com presents a broadband-only interactive that puts you in the hot seat of a Campaign Adviser. The "Produce and Ad" bit is a hoot.
posted by crunchybird
on Nov 1, 2004 -
Going for broke.
With four days to go before the election, Bush-Cheney '04 finally pulled the last stop and started sending out anti-Kerry mailings using images of the burning World Trade Center. The ads are paid for and officially endorsed by Bush's campaign.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Oct 29, 2004 -
The First Democratic Debates
were last night, but you wouldn't know it from the media's coverage. Barely a story on CNN. Howard Dean stole the night, with over a hundred screaming supporters outside the debates. The only person there with supporters was the blogging
Presidential Candidate. There were students there from U.C. Berkley, Washinton, Georgia, North Carolina, and Kentucky. All thanks to the power of blogspot, and meetup
. Whether or not Dean gets the nomination, this will be a campaign for the history books. They'll be on c-span all day today.
posted by cjoh
on May 4, 2003 -
Nader's new television ad
parodies those hilarious monster.com ads with the little kids hoping they'll grow up to have crappy jobs. In the Nader ad, the kids hope they'll grow up to have the same crappy politicians, sold out to corporations, with no real change.
posted by daveadams
on Oct 31, 2000 -
Nader does good ad.
Pair of talking heads on Nader's upcoming TV ad. Interesting analysis, and links to either a transcript or a Windows Media file of the ad.
posted by aurelian
on Aug 11, 2000 -