Read the comments section of this post on Blog TO comparing Ford to Mel Lastman. Even Ford's supporters didn't like him much. An example:
I couldn't stand Lastman and I think Glenn Beck's existence runs contrary to natural selection, yet I'd still take Ford over almost any candidate out there (and I don't like Ford either).The best account of the campaign overall was by John Lorinc in the Globe and Mail. Smitherman's campaign reminded me of the Liberal campaign of Lyn Macleod in the 1995 provincial election, completely unfocused and directionless, and premised upon winning easily.
I am not optimistic about the next four years of civic governance in Toronto. The one certain prediction we can make about Rob Ford is that being elected mayor will not change his essential character.