Musings —04.27.2012 08:48 AM—
Well, after the polling industry’s Alberta debacle, I don’t put much stock in polling, these days. You shouldn’t either.
But if it’s true, it means that Bob “Not Interim” Rae – after running for the full-time post for a year, having solemnly promised he wouldn’t do so – will finally actually not run for the full-time post. (Confusing, I know, but so’s the LPC these days.) He will then sail off in search of some comfy diplomatic sinecure, and assorted Raelians will wonder what they will now be doing with all their spare time.
The Liberal Party, meanwhile, will be hooped, because Rae devoted all of the party’s limited resources/time to promoting him, and not so much lifting the party out of its Official Rump Status in the House of Commons.
Anyway. I know that’s all pretty convoluted, but trust me: Bob Rae is a tourist in the Liberal Party. Don’t be surprised if he goes looking for sunnier destinations.