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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #5481
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Translation: "At least I can be interim leader up until the convention. Gives me a few more months in power."
"My poll results suck. Maybe they won't hate me so much the next time we have to elect a new leader."
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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #5482
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Canada News: Bob Rae says he won?t run for Liberal leadership - thestar.com

Well this will be interesting. Who's up next? Trudeau? Garneau? Kennedy? Someone we haven't seen before?
Very interesting. This is a true shocker ............ at least for me.

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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #5483
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Very interesting. This is a true shocker ............ at least for me.

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Surprise for me too. Actually saw this last night, but didn't quite believe it until it showed up in multiple national newspapers.
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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 04:37 PM   #5484
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Surprise for me too. Actually saw this last night, but didn't quite believe it until it showed up in multiple national newspapers.
I thought that the talk of the change in the party's rules was just a way to rubber stamp his becoming leader. Not sure who is ready/willing/able to take over now. How I miss Jack Layton these days.
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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #5485
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I thought that the talk of the change in the party's rules was just a way to rubber stamp his becoming leader. Not sure who is ready/willing/able to take over now. How I miss Jack Layton these days.
As things stand now, if Layton were alive I think he'd be a viable option for PM in 2015.
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As things stand now, if Layton were alive I think he'd be a viable option for PM in 2015.
Very, very true, Sonal. He would have my overt support. Such is Life.

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Happy Rae is ruling himself out. Make way for new blood. We'll see what shakes out.
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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 05:16 PM   #5488
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Happy Rae is ruling himself out. Make way for new blood. We'll see what shakes out.
Agreed. As a friend put it, with this move Rae took the Liberal Party from 'doomed' to 'not definitely doomed."
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As things stand now, if Layton were alive I think he'd be a viable option for PM in 2015.
If Layton were still leading the NDP, I think they'd have a very good chance of not only forming the next government, but actually wining a majority.

With Mulcair, I think they'll have a much more difficult time (not because I dislike Mulcair, but he's not Jack Layton). But, unlike the last election, during which I think many who were voting against the Conservatives supported the Liberals, the NDP are now the go-to party for those dissatisfied with the Harper government. Unless the Liberals can pull of a miraculous recovery, the NDP will enjoy the benefit of being the only credible alternative to four more years of Harper.
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If Layton were still leading the NDP, I think they'd have a very good chance of not only forming the next government, but actually wining a majority.

With Mulcair, I think they'll have a much more difficult time (not because I dislike Mulcair, but he's not Jack Layton). But, unlike the last election, during which I think many who were voting against the Conservatives supported the Liberals, the NDP are now the go-to party for those dissatisfied with the Harper government. Unless the Liberals can pull of a miraculous recovery, the NDP will enjoy the benefit of being the only credible alternative to four more years of Harper.
People dissatisfied with the Conservatives have typically supported the Liberals. The problem in the last election is that those voters were additionally dissatisfied with the Liberals--and particularly that lame-duck leader Ignatief.

I agree to an extent that currently the NDP is currently the best progressive option, but at this stage I'm not sure that they are likely to win it.
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