Rob Ford 2018

Rob Ford promises he will run for mayor in 4 years

Unsurprisingly, the election results brought on some ominous soundbites from Ford Nation, including this choice quote: "if you know anything about the Ford family, we never... give up... in four more years, you'll see another example of [us] never giving up."

If that doesn't get you in the Halloween spirit, the Toronto Sun reports that Ford told them to expect their family name to rise once again in the 2018 election, and it will be Rob, not Doug, in the running: "I will be running for mayor in four years... I will be the first person to sign up in 2018."

While some are celebrating the end of Ford nation, it looks like this could be a mere lapse - not only was Rob Ford elected to council in Ward 2, Doug Ford came in close behind Tory after only a six week long campaign, and Michael Ford has been elected school trustee in Ward 1 after barely speaking a word. Thus a legacy of tiny Ford buttons and magnets have affixed themselves with superhuman strength onto the city.

The mayor (he's still the mayor until December 1st, y'all) has said he has a 50-50 chance of beating cancer, which brings to mind a certain Nietzsche quote. Looks like the talk shows will be keeping their eyes on us for a while yet.

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