Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has repeatedly refused to step down over his outrageous statements and behavior while in office, including smoking crack in what he said was a "drunken stupor," and despite being stripped of most of his powers by the City Council. He pledged, in fact, to run for a second term, and yesterday (January 2nd) registered to get on the October 27th ballot for re-election. Ford was the first candidate to show up at City Hall Thursday, where he called himself, "the best mayor this city has ever had." He told reporters, "If you want to get personal, that's fine. I'm sticking to my record, and talk is cheap. You're going to see action like you've never seen before." Despite Ford's behavior, many still back the conservative mayor, with recent polls showing him with the support of about 30 percent of prospective voters.