Rob Ford has died of cancer today. Rest in peace. He was legislatively my candidate but personally - not so much.
Rob Ford wasn't ever supposed to win anything, but he ran for mayor and won. He was boorish, loudmouthed, opinionated and often disgusting. Yet he won, and he governed as a fiscal conservative as he promised. He was in many ways a forerunner of Trump.
And he won.
Trump may have borrowed a page.