Gawker Heroes: Rob Ford, of Course it Was Always Rob FordJohn Cook12/31/13 1:39pm83EditPromoteGo to permalinkLosers need heroes. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is, himself, no loser. He was born the scion of a label empire and slid into political life on greased skids. He never wanted for anything, or had to work particularly hard to get where he is. But oh what he has accomplished with the gift of noble birth!