01.04.13

The Hashtag #yeswecanseco Will Probably Never Reach Full Potential

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When Jose Canseco’s New Year’s Resolutions (via Twitter, naturally) included, “Get elected to a important political office in the U.S. or canada to help all people and governments with there problems,” at least one of the former Bash Brother’s followers called Jose’s bluff.  And were it not for the small matter of Canadian citizenship, we might be seeing the “Juiced” author challenge Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the city’s byelection, as the Star’s David Dale explains :

Robb Derkatz, a political consultant and chair of the United Way in Milton, suggested that Canseco run for Toronto council. Canseco responded: “Can’t do enough on council. I hear you are getting rid of mayor Ford on Monday. I love Toronto and will be glad to replace him.”

Said Derkatz: “A run against Ford in the byelection? No party affiliation. All u have to do is register. Crazy enough to work.”

Canseco responded: “Let’s do it. Canada believed in me and I owe them a lot. Can you help me register and be my campaign manager?

He offered a preview of his platform-to-be in a tweet to the Star at 1:17 a.m. “Ford too much trouble to be effective,” he wrote. “Gotta fix budget, traffic, get new $ not from taxes, get more new businesses, and help schools.”

Asked why he would be more effective than Ford given his own extensive baggage — the steroids, convictions for assault, a .266 career batting average — Canseco responded: “u need someone from outside the system to fix things otherwise you get the same ideas that dont work over and over from same people”

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