Normally people here in the United States would never care about some mayor up in Toronto. But for some reason, all you can see on the news recently is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. And that reason is that he has openly admitted to the frequent use of crack-cocaine. However, in his words, Ford is “not an addict.”
I’m not here to tell you Rob Ford is okay, or by any means a good mayor. Personally, I would never want the mayor of my hometown, Manalapan, to be a crack-addicted mess. No matter how funny or quotable he may be.
But Ford was elected mayor by Toronto. He won. Now Toronto and its city council has to deal with that mistake. While some might try to argue that he has to be kicked off of city council, it seems a little harsh to me. Ford has just recently been stripped of most of his powers at a recent city council meeting. That seems perfect to me. City council should give him no further restrictions as mayor of Toronto.
Ford might not exactly be the best role model, or the best person to lead Toronto, for that matter. But he still is their mayor, and it should stay that way until his term is over. Unless, of course, he gets re-elected.