1. As Toronto locals began their commute Monday morning, they were greeted by new and outrageous posters for the upcoming mayoral election that were placed around the city last night.
4. In a phone call with BuzzFeed, Christina Robins, an organizer with “No Ford Nation,” the group responsible for the posters, explained that the images were part of an anti-Rob Ford campaign, and that those pictured are not actual mayoral candidates.
6. “The point we’re trying to make is: We can do better,” said Robins. “You wouldn’t vote for the guys on these posters, so why would you vote for Rob Ford?”
“We want to highlight how ridiculous it is that Rob Ford has gotten away with behavior that most people frown upon, and he still thinks he is the best person to represent our city,” said Robins.
While the posters don’t represent actual politicians, a page on No Ford Nation’s website is dedicated to highlighting other mayoral candidates who it believes will perform better than Mayor Ford.
“A lot of people are very angry about what has happened to our city, and so many people think they can do a better job than Rob Ford,” explained Robins. “Right now there are over 40 people on the bill to run for mayor.”
7. The group also released a number of videos in which it took real Rob Ford sound clips and paired them with “Homer Simpson-like cartoons” to illustrate how absurd the Mayor’s behaviors are.
Ford still has a lot of supporters in Toronto, and Robins says that she expects many will be angry with the new campaign message. But so far, she says, the response to the posters and videos “has been absolutely fantastic.”
“People have overwhelmingly thought it was funny and clever. They understand and get the gist of what the posters are trying to convey,” said Robins
The Mayoral election will take place in October, 2014.
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