I’ve already written about the need to keep things in perspective. This is a setback for Team Ford, yes, but it’s just one episode in a campaign that’s got more than three years to go.
We need to keep something in mind: there’s nothing resembling a solid bloc of 23 or more councillors who can be counted on to stand up against this gang’s destructive agenda. We’ve got a long ground game in front of us. Ward by ward, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, community by community. Have to believe the other side’s been doing it.
And be assured: Team Ford will learn from this, and we’ve seen how they deal with those whom they consider unfriendlies.
You must never believe that the enemy does not know how to conduct his own affairs.