Has anyone ever heard a Tim Hudak Presser that hasn't ended in exactly the same way? He takes a position:
“I think we’ve got a responsibility as a provincial government to help break gridlock,” said Hudak, who would repeat the word no fewer than three times during his roughly six minute address. “Money’s on the table. It’s the biggest investment in Canada. So let’s do it right. Let’s invest in subways.”
And then he walks it back:
When asked about how exactly such a subway plan—while serving all proposed routes—would be financed, however, Hudak was unable to provide an alternative funding model, and he rejected any suggestion that the province should spend more than the $8.4 billion it has already promised Toronto for transit projects.
He's like one of those sun sensitive snails. He sticks his head out. He sees the light o' ideological clarity. He withdraws.