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Doug Ford, on Ford Nation Being Just Like Braveheart

Rob Ford's campaign manager now drawing political inspiration from movies about 13th-century Scottish warriors.

“When the snow melts—have you ever seen Braveheart when the guys are coming over the hill? That’s going to be Ford Nation coming at these guys. That’s strength is the ground game.”

—Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North), Rob Ford’s campaign manager, painting a vivid word picture (which inevitably became a vivid actual picture on the front page of the Sun) of what Ford Nation will look like descending upon mayoral challengers John Tory and NDP MP Olivia Chow—who, according to Doug, “would make sure it was winter all the way to October.” It is only fair, we suppose, that the Ford brothers be able to somehow harness the full force of William Wallace when combating political foes imbued with the power of Narnia’s White Witch.

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