Rob Ford wins the debate — and his opponents handed it to him

TORONTO – A counterpuncher almost always wins.

So Rob Ford won.

Whatever you think of him, his politics, his personal habits, his taste in ties, he won. TKO. Count to eight. How many fingers ya see, chumps?

In fact, Ford barely broke a sweat, which for him is really saying something.

Jimmy Kimmel, that key figure in Toronto politics, tweeted from Tinseltown: “Oh, my goodness, Mayor Rob Ford is JFK compared to some of these candidates.”

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