As we sit back and digest everything that has gone on in the last 24 hours regarding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, I found this angle interesting.
Many have claimed this activity is doing irreparable damage to the city of Toronto. Really?
I would think anyone doing business with Toronto or the people in it, would not base their decisions on the antics of a Mayor.
Furthermore I don’t think anyone is going to give up their Toronto vacation because the Mayor has crack issues.
No more than people stopped visiting or doing business with New York when Congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner started sexting naked pictures of himself.
Or when Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was busted for his cocaine deals. Arnold Swartzenager , Bill Clinton, Nixon, Dalton McGuinty, the list goes on.
No. People don’t think less of Toronto because of it.
But it does wipe the collective smurk off the cities face when they think they are holier than thou and better than everyone else.
The late night talk show circuit confirms the Americans are enjoying this, and they should be, as we’re always shaking our heads at them.
But it won’t stop them from visiting or doing business.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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