From The G&M:
The Conservatives have always seemed like a party that was a few slices short of a loaf. For years it hung around the fringes of the B.C. political scene, switching mostly unknown leaders between elections while fighting a reputation for attracting oddballs and religious zealots. To the extent that it existed at all, it existed mostly in name only.
Clearly, the Conservatives are in complete turmoil. Mr. Cummins can attempt to minimize the problem if he wants, but plugging his ears and wishing his troubles away won’t help. Last month’s leadership vote clearly did not address internal issues. At this point, Mr. Cummins would seem to have little choice but to either resign or announce that he is willing to face a challenge from other candidates.
Gary Mason, author of the above, apparently thinks having a divisive leadership race that will end a couple weeks before next year's election is called will somehow put the B.C. Tories into contention. But let's face it--Cummins is the provincial equivalent of Elizabeth May: a mainstream figure drafted-in to make a party of largely weirdos appear normal to mainstream--to, in this case, non-Zalmoids. The "rank and file" should be kissing his ass, but instead they seem intent on dumping him and reclaiming the fringe right.
And if you want to meet the jilted Tory lunatic who's largely behind the internal revolt, well that would be Dean Skoreyko. If Christy Clark wins again, something that can no longer be consider beyond possibility, she should appoint him to something.