Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Red is Definitely His Colour

Monday, June 12, 2006

On Bob Rae's Electability

Bob Rae impressed me quite a bit during Saturday's debate. I thought he came across quite well and I can see why people like him. But the thing is: he's Harper's wet dream. Tory insiders are actively wishing for a Rae victory and the reason is pretty obvious: what ever fragile hold we may have on some Ontario ridings, Rae would not be able to deliver his home province. He may not even be able to win a seat. People have long memeories and especially Tory people who will be all over him like a cheap suit. He will be drawn into the past again and again. And more importantly back to his provincial days. Notice how easy it was for Maurizio and Joe to drag Gerard Kennedy back into the provincial realm and defend the provinces. It made Kennedy, who I also like, look like an amateur. The is not to say that Bob Rae is an amateur, but he will not be able to escape his past. Even without what will surely come from the Tories, the people of Ontario will not want a replay of Rae.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

OK, Joe. We're still waiting....

Most good Liberals that I know expected Joe Volpe to bow out yesterday. In fact, we were positive it would happen, but it's almost 4.30 on 6.6.6 and Joe is still among the Leadership hopefuls. I found that he was rather too nonchalant about the whole thing to begin with, but when I read this morning about his stunt in Victoria on the weekend, I can't really believe that he's going to drag this out even further. Now it seems his henchman Jim Karygiannis is trying to muzzle Liberals and strongarm them. Please, Joe - it's time to go!