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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
All opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

66.87% means Tory can't hang on

The announcement of the results at this weekend's Ontario PC Convention were somewhat disappointing, to say the least.

Basically, it was the worst possible outcome of the vote. If Mr. Tory had polled higher, he might have a case to hang on. If he had polled any lower, he would have had no choice but to launch a leadership review.

But, instead, the Party has been left in limbo. Where do we go from here Mr. Tory? You can't lead us when 1/3 won't follow... and believe me, they simply won't follow. If you'd shown leadership, accepted the results and launched a review, you could have saved face, and may have even been able to win back the grassroots over the course of a leadership campaign.

Now, he just looks like an indecicive leader, desperately trying to cling to power. Without a seat in Queen's Park, no less.

Lots more to come tomorrow... and believe me, this is not over.

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  • At Sat. Feb. 23, 11:51:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeeeesssss!!! Can you guys run him in the next election? The last one as fun!

  • At Sun. Feb. 24, 12:26:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Others here at BT seem convinced that Tory squeeked out the bare majority he did with absolute control over the process and support of the party elite and backers. Frankly that means the grassroots doesn't support him. One wonders if the grassroots walking away will not lead to his ultimate downfall? (real conservative)

  • At Sun. Feb. 24, 08:48:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    You're bang on there RC...

  • At Sun. Feb. 24, 10:05:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous  said…

    John Tory will need support on the ground if he wants to win the next provincial election. That support only causes about a five percent swing in a local riding vote. In a close race, the lack of ground support could mean a loss instead of a win.

  • At Sun. Feb. 24, 05:13:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So I suppose the 2/3rds majority should just be ignored then because the MINORITY didn't get their way?

    Majority Rule


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