What does the most successful Premier in Ontario’s history…
… do for an encore?
I, like everyone, was shocked by the premier’s resignation yesterday.
So, what’s next for my MPP? Is he going to throw his hat into the federal ring in an effort to lead the LPC?
I for one, and as a Liberal, hope so. I think he would make a great leader.
But even if Trudeau (or someone lese – though that is unlikely now) came out from the scrum with the ball, a race between JT and Mr. McGuinty would be the best thing to happen to the party in a very, very long time. No coronation but a TRUE leadership race that would capture the attention of all Canadians from coast to coast.There could ba true debate with the Leader’s seat at stake.
I would dearly love to see that!
Then again, maybe Dalton is simply sick of it all. Despite his detractors, he is a really nice guy and a great rep for his constituency in Ottawa South. His staff are always helpful and his roots in the ‘hood are deep. Maybe he has figured out that his family is more important than his role as the leader of the LPO or of the LPC.
And I cannot fault him if that is the way he feels.
But he should run because even if he lost, the party and progressives would win.
And we’d have a shot at unseating King Steve from his throne at 24 Sussex.