Really?It's true. One of the key campaign narratives of Rob Ford's return from extended leave/rehab for unspecified substance abuse is that he has lost a significant amount of weight. This, the argument goes, indicates that he has solved his personal drug and alcohol problems and is now ready re-election. As the National Post reports:
Councillor Doug Ford predicted in an interview Thursday that his brother will “turn the race upside down. They’re both, in my opinion, Tory and Chow, are absolutely terrified, and rightfully so,” said Councillor Ford, the mayor’s campaign manager... Rob Ford has had more than 450 hours of counselling while in rehab, he said, and trimmed down from a 52 pants size to a size 44.Rob Ford was "spotted" in Barrie buying new suits in advance of his return to politics, reinforcing the weight loss narrative.