Musings —01.15.2012 01:00 AM—
As he made clear in his speech to the Grit caucus last Wednesday, Rae doesn’t want to be an interim leader anymore. He’s after the top job. As they gathered in Ottawa this weekend for a policy convention, why should Liberals oppose that? Six reasons.
One, he’s breaking a promise. In May 2011, a few weeks after the Liberal party’s crushing defeat, Rae wrote to Grit caucus members and pledged not to run for the full-time leader’s post.
“I think it’s important for the party to look very much to a new generation of leadership,” Rae told reporters. He was right.
But he wasn’t telling the truth.