...On the sixth day, on Whitehall Drive, in Rosedale, all the hydro workers I interviewed supported Ford's decision not to call a SOE. They also appreciated Ford's show of confidence in them and the superb work they were doing. These hard-nosed workers, dripping with ice and snow spoke glowingly of their mayor with whom they identified.
Then it struck me. OMG -- Ford has captured Toronto's union and non-union people: the hydro workers, the TTC guys, the cops, the firemen. Toronto's hard working men and women, who help make the city tick.
Because they can identify and feel comfortable with this rough, boorish, fat everyman, with all his flaws and his personal demons. More than the elitist leftists on City Council. And more than Olivia Chow, with whom they have little in common...
Related: Olivia Chow is doing a book launch in a couple of weeks at the home of the International Socialists at 427 Bloor Street West in Toronto: