I can understand why the Liberals and Rae would like him to run, but it is something the if the party truly wants to show renewal they need to stick to their guns with…the interim leader cannot run.
Originally posted on National Post | News:
OTTAWA — Bob Rae is expected to step down as interim Liberal leader in late June to make a run for the party’s permanent leadership — a move that essentially, will signal the start of the highly-anticipated race.
Rae has not officially announced his intention to run, but it’s difficult to find anyone in Liberal circles who believes the man who has headed the party for close to a year now isn’t planning to throw his hat into the ring.
Recent comments to a newspaper in P.E.I. have further stoked such speculation.
“There’s going to be a contest for the leadership,” Rae told the Journal Pioneer on April. 14. “It’s not going to be a coronation for the leadership. It’s going to be a very competitive, open race. I’m just waiting to hear whether or not I’m allowed to participate in it.”
The only obstacle is whether the Liberal…
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