Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Prediction

In 18 to 24 months, having surveyed the other potentials, the LPoC will beg him to stay on. Seriously. I'll bet all comers a $2-ny.

12 comments:

Steve V said...

You're on brother :)

CuriosityCat said...

The Cat doesn't bet on politics (unless it's fruit or vegetables), but I agree: he will be asked to run for permanent leader, and will so run.

CK said...

Yikes! The Harper attack ads will just write themselves!

Really! Isn't it time to find somebody new?

Volkov said...

What CK said. Rae is a great man, and he'll be a good custodian, but on a permanent basis I don't see him doing anything but holding what we have or doing worse - and we can still do worse, just fyi.

It's time for someone other than one of the 2006 leadership contestants to run the Party.

sharonapple88 said...

Yikes! The Harper attack ads will just write themselves!

There's the possibility that attack ads against Rae would have the same effect as attack ads against Stephen Harper do. Like Harper, all of Rae's skeletons are out in the open. No one has to be told about them. And like Harper's most of them are in the past.

As for the upcoming leadership race.... here's hoping that it's an interesting one. There were a lot of candidates back in 2006.. who knows what's going to happen now.

Until then, as the Calagary Grit notes, we have some potential piano duels between Rae, Harper, and Layton to look forward to. ;)

Robert said...

Rae wins any piano duel, easy.

Blues Clair said...

"Yikes! The Harper attack ads will just write themselves!"
"Really! Isn't it time to find somebody new?"

Good grief. Any candidate will have attack ads generated towards them, be it Rae, Leblanc or Trudeau(that is, if they pose a threat to Harper, which the Liberals obviously don't at the moment). Won't matter if they are new or old.

What Liberals need is money to counter them, Dion didn't have it and neither did Ignatieff.

Obama was hit hard by the Republicans, but he had the money to fight them.

At least with Mr. Rae, Liberals won't have to spend millions on introducing him to Canada and Canadians.

Diana said...

Well, Rae the talent, better music and yeah I think there will be an encourage Bob to run theme.

Niles said...

If nothing else, if he's not going to run again, he's almost like a senator, or a premier looking for a legacy.

He might damn well be able to say anything he bloody likes and frankly, once you wind Mr. Rhodes Scholar Former Premier Rae up, he has a lot to say that's very impressive and speaks clearly and tellingly to progressives. Not to mention sharply witty.

Skinny Dipper said...

If Rae is asked to become the permanent leader, he will need to resign as interim leader a couple of months before the leadership vote. That way, he will no longer be interim leader and be eligible to participate in the leadership vote. (That last part may be in dispute). There will need to be an interim-interim leader.

James Curran said...

And so the takeover of the National and Provincial executives commence by the leadership camps....It'll be a loooooooong 22 months. Lots of fighting.

Beauty.

Tof KW said...

Blues Clair said...
Good grief. Any candidate will have attack ads generated towards them ... Won't matter if they are new or old.

Crazy suggestion. Somehow convince Sheila Fraser to become the Liberal leader. Good luck to anyone who can create an attack ad against her.