Politics

Doug Ford may want to be prime minister and the internet is freaking out

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said his brother Doug wants to run for the leadership of the Conservative party.

Rob Ford says Doug Ford may run for Tory leadership if Stephen Harper steps down

Toronto Councillor Rob Ford has suggested that his brother Doug Ford may seek the leadership of federal Conservative Party if Stephen Harper steps down. (Chris Young/Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Doug Ford might be considering a run for the Tory leadership, according to his brother. 

"Doug said if it's a minority government, Harper's going to step down. He wants to run for leadership," Toronto  Coun. Rob Ford told Bloomberg. "If it's one member, one vote, he said, you know, he's as popular as anyone else across Canada."

Doug Ford was more reserved than his brother, reinforcing his continued support for Harper, but didn't dismiss the idea either.

"I don't think I'll have to because hopefully he'll be prime minister for the next 20 years," he told Bloomberg. "I never say never in politics. But as of right now I am supporting the prime minister 100 per cent."

Predictably, the suggestion of a Ford running for prime minister set the Internet alight.  

Some were in disbelief.

Others suggested another candidate to join him.

Some drew a comparison with Donald Trump's run for the Republican leadership.

And this "candidate" as well...

Some suspected a conspiracy.

Many thought was a bad idea.

But there were supporters as well.

And a good time was had by all. 

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