The supposedly controversial statements made recently by Canadian icon Don Cherry have upset many "left wing kooks" and the "pinko Toronto media". Campaigning openly for Conservative candidates significantly helped two highly improbable victories by Rob Ford and Julian Fantino in the greater Toronto area. Cherry is an entertainer who has made his career by making controversial and sometimes outlandish statements to get his point across. We might want our political class to conduct themselves with a certain level of decorum, but Cherry is not a politician. It is Don being Don, and that's why he is loved as much as he is.
If the pinko Toronto media think that it will help the left to attack Don Cherry, good luck with that. Honestly, Don Cherry might be the guy who can do the most damage to left wing kooks in Southern Ontario, especially the Liberal stronghold of Toronto. Don Cherry has a whole lot of fans, including many people who are not otherwise interested in politics. I would support Cherry if he ran for office, but I don't think that he should. He already has one of the best jobs in the world, and he is not a politician. Entertainers are in the business of entertaining, and Don Cherry is great at what he does.