I thought by the time today rolled around Toronto Mayor Rob Ford would have announced, after meeting with family, he was taking some time to gather his thoughts.
After his stunning admission 2 days ago that he smoked crack and then the following press conference, most were left with more questions than answers; Again.
When he refused to step back and tend to his health, instead choosing the ‘full speed ahead no help needed here’ approach, you knew this train wasn’t finished wrecking.
It was further echoed when Ford ended his press conference by saying “God Bless Toronto” and the crowd reacted with laughter and astonishment.
Admitting, they are not buying into Ford’s narrative any longer.
This story has quickly moved from one of curiosity, to humour, to unbelievability, to disgust, to anger, and now sadness.
The only way it will lead to empathy and then forgiveness, is if he seeks the help he needs.
Now is the time to seek that help.
I’m Scott Thompson.