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Monday, May 16, 2005

Possible Leadership Candidates?

As a postscript to the minor rant on leadership below, here's another Chantal Hebert column from last week on the wide open nature of that crucial race to succeed Martin.

She speculates that Sponsorship has essentially gutted the chances of Cauchon, Coderre, and Manley, offering instead some thoughts on 4 intriguing candidates: Frank McKenna, Scott Brison, David Emerson, and Stephane Dion. Add Ignatieff to that list as well, and some other darkhorses lurking elsewhere in the midst. Wide open indeed.

But first things (or should I say Thursday) first.

3 Comments:

Blogger James Bow said...

Scott Brison would be the flashing, daring candidate. An interesting choice, but probably hamstrung by his recent conversion to the Liberal party.

Frank McKenna strikes me as the establishment candidate and a possible early front-runner.

Stephane Dion strikes me as the compromise candidate between the camps. He's capable and a good speaker and fiercely loyal. He may be the person the party turns to in order to end the civil war.

7:39 PM  
Blogger The Tiger said...

Paul Wells pitches the idea of a caretaker leader.

I like it, but I doubt it unless the Liberals fall below fifty seats, i.e. not unless we have a Conservative majority government.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous The Fog is ClearingCC said...

Ms Herbert has a wry sense of humour.

Scott Brison as leader, you must
be joking !

Also James Bow called him a flashing, daring candidate. You can get into trouble for saying things like that in today's PC paradise.

9:33 AM  

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