Is Jose Canseco on deck to become Toronto's next mayor?
The former Blue Jays slugger would like to think so after he announced his intentions to run for office via Twitter on Friday if Toronto mayor Rob Ford is booted from office.
Uhh, yeah. Not going to happen, buddy.
While Ford is fighting in court to keep his job -- he's appealing a ruling that he violated conflict-of-interest laws -- Canseco legally can't become mayor. In order to run, you must be a Canadian citizen -- Canseco isn't -- and either be a resident or own property in Toronto.
Despite the legal hurdles, Canseco appears undeterred.
"Got some good news on the citizen thing hope to announce in a few days," he tweeted to his 487,000-plus followers Friday.
Meanwhile, Canseco has apparently started drawing up a campaign platform.
"Dear Torontonians tweet me what needs fixing so I can start working on things," Canseco tweeted. "I know the Jarvis bike path and NHL strike are key, more?"
He also offered to play for or manage the Jays. Free of charge, of course. Who wouldn't want an easy ride to a World Series title?
To top it off, Canseco has started tweeting with the haghtag "#yeswecanseco", a nod to Barack Obama's 200 U.S. presidential campaign slogan "Yes we can."
Sorry, no there's just no way, Jose.