Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tom Tao, one man band

Tom Tao, independent candidate for mayor of Burnaby, is blogging away. He is making a big issue that he is the oldest candidate, who also happens to have international experience. Tao even thanked The Vancouver Sun for leaving his picture out of last Saturday's feature on the Burnaby race (because Tao humbly admits he is "not good looking"). Tao was glad, however, that the paper made a point to emphasize how he could be somewhat competitive the Asian vote goes his way.

Also of interest is Tao's analysis of Burnaby-based Vancouver candidate Ronald Leung's situation. Tao says, half the Chinese community is opposed to gay marriage, which is the issue that got Leung in some hot water last week. Tao points out that opposition to gay marriage does not mean opposition to municipal funding for events such as the pride parade.

Tom Tao, who was a fringe candidate in the provincial election, is starting to look like he may be Burnaby's voice of reason in all elections, fringe candidate or not.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is a flake. He would probably leave the country if he won.

10/28/2005 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised if the BCA helped him steal some of the Asian vote, most of it certainly won't go the BCA's way to begin with.

10/28/2005 7:29 PM  
Anonymous MikeB said...

I just sat down with Tom Tao for a hour-long interview for the CFML talk-show For the Record, and I have to say he isn't a flake. I'm not sure if he has what it takes to pull off a win, but with nearly thirt-thousand more voters from the asia-pacific region in Burnaby this election, he just may have a chance.

11/02/2005 8:38 AM  

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