Rob Ford has finally admitted that he has a substance abuse problem (although he did not say which substance(s)) and is stepping away from his campaign to get help.
Different news sources are saying it’s because of a number of new videos that are being released that show the Mayor of Toronto in some unfavorable situations. From saying terrible things about opponents in the upcoming election to smoking crack… again. what ever the reason, we can assume that Mr. Ford has finally hit rock bottom. Maybe.
My conspiracy brain is telling me that maybe this is a strategy to take a breather from the campaign and come back in about 6 weeks telling the world (and the voters) that he’s a new man and ready to run the city once more. Who knows. It could happen.
As promised, here are a few videos that you may or may not have seen over the last 18 months as this circus has continued at Toronto City Hall.
Here’s Stephan Colbert’s take on one of the very odd press conferences Rob Ford had after his admission of smoking crack.
This is a Mockumentary that aired on Jimmy Kimmel.
The CBC’s Rick Mercer has his take on the Mayor.
And finally, this video of an Autotuned Rob Ford and company with the very catchy, Ford Nation.
Catchy isn’t it.
So what do you think. Does he still have a chance of being reelected Mayor of Toronto?