Friday, September 15, 2006

Carolyn Bennett Drops Out of the Race to Support Bob Rae

I have been a passionate Rae supporter for a long time. As I said in my endorsement, I think he is the best choice to rejuvenate the party, to beat Harper in the next election, and to lead the country. I see a better future for all Canadians in the leadership of Bob Rae.

I always knew we had a shot, but this seems like an important turning point: the moment I believe that we're going to win this thing!

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4 comments:

Altavistagoogle said...

What part of "she doesn't speak French" didn't you understand? You are in the wrong party bud.

burlivespipe said...

It's a nice pick-up for the Rae team, but I'd stop short on saying its a big gain. As in the Bevilacqua endorsement, this one will be measured in the silent decisionmaking of those who were on the fence or those who were leaning to another candidate but now revisited Bob and his ideas. It does have legs but what is equally as important is getting some good numbers out of the delegate weekend. There needs to be a clear second place spot, otherwise the ABIers, who I am not a part of (yet) will thumb through another team's catalogue.
But Bob all the way!
and what the heck is altavista talking about? Perhaps he's on the wrong blog...

HisHighness said...

True that, I can't believe anyone could run for leader in this day and age and not know french.

Yappa said...

There are lots of reasons for running for leader besides thinking you'll win. Primary ones are: increasing your visibility; improving your political career; getting across your message. Bennett was very clearly in the final category. She wanted to push party renewal and she used the leadership race as a way to get her message out on the big stage. Sounds like a pretty laudable goal to me.