Does this mean Jean Charest is in or out? Does this mean Team Mulroney is going elsewhere? Does this mean Stephen Harper will not support anyone in the race, because none of them are him?
Who knows. But he’s in, he says. Here’s a quickie take on MacKay, pro and con.
- Was a senior Minister, seen as competent
- Helped unify the warring factions of the Right
- Nice-looking family, nice guy
- Crown prosecutor, smart lawyer
- Knows how to raise dough
- Knows the Atlantic region probably the best
- Seen as too Red Tory by New Conservatives
- Seen possibly as yesterday’s man
- Seen as sometimes enjoying the high life a bit too much
- Not seen as having a stand-out big achievement as Minister
- Can be remarkably unremarkable sometimes
- Why is he running?