It looks like the circus is finally coming to a close.

Yes, Rob Ford announced he won’t run for re-election for mayor of Toronto.

The crack-smoking, jersey-wearing mayor who found himself in so many compromising situations it made Benny Hill blush, Ford was always a fascinating character to me.

He found himself in the zone where if any story came out about Ford – no matter how absurd – I would have believed it. But what makes him interesting is despite the out-of-the-office scandals he was in, he still had support. 

Plenty of people in Toronto felt he did a good job. 

So I would ask myself – if my mayor was Charlie Sheen outside of the office but the city was never in better shape under him, would I vote for him? Do the negative things he did (and probably still does) outweigh the results?

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