Thursday, July 05, 2012

Liberals, clean up this mess

The federal Liberals had better do something quick to clean up the mess from these leadership race debts of Martha Hall Findlay, Hedy Fry, Joe Volpe and Ken Dryden.  Or else the whole party will look like a bunch of deadbeats who can't handle money.
And how ridiculous is it that Hall Findlay -- knocked out after the first ballot in 2006 -- is thinking about running AGAIN?
One of the best things about the leadership race of 2009 was that there was no race -- Ignatieff just ascended and that was it.  This time around, the Liberals don't need a repeat of 2006, with a batch of no-chance no-names travelling around the country giving speeches. The Toronto Star writes:
. . . the Liberal race is not some student council election or a kids’ soccer team where everybody gets an equal chance to participate so no one’s feelings are hurt.
Arguably this race is the most important in the Liberals’ history, given that the party is at an all-time low in terms of seats in Parliament.. . .
What Liberals should avoid is wasting valuable time and effort simply to feed the egos of candidates who have no hope of leading them out of the wilderness.
Justin Trudeau, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

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