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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

RAE DROPS OUT

Didn't see this one coming...
Bob Rae to end bid for Liberal leadership: CTV
Updated Tue. Dec. 9 2008 10:45 AM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

Bob Rae has told his supporters in a conference call Tuesday that he will end his bid for the Liberal leadership, CTV News has learned.

CTV's Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife confirmed Tuesday that Rae will not challenge frontrunner Michael Ignatieff -- virtually ensuring that Ignatieff will become Liberal leader.

"Bob Rae has had a conference call with 12 or 13 of his supporters and he has just informed them that he has no intention of running for the Liberal leadership and that he is going to pull out and that he has no problem supporting Michael Ignatieff as leader of the Liberal Party," Fife told CTV Newsnet Tuesday morning.

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2 Comments:

  • At Tue Dec 09, 12:06:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't know how Rae had the gall to stand in front of the cameras , on the one hand complaining about the lack of democracy in the Liberal party by anointing Iggy , yet be front man for the unelected Coalition !

    ... but this is the turkey who nearly ruined Ontario , and who saw this as an asset to his leadership capabilities !!!!!!

     
  • At Tue Dec 09, 12:22:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Greg Weston, in today's Toronto Sun, speculated that Rae may have been planning to get all his left-loonie friends - who probably are already NDP party members - to buy LPC memberships. That's supposed to be a no-no, but, as Weston says, who checks?

    Then he could either by influencing delegate selection or plumping for member direct voting sway things his way.

    Geez, a good ole boy like Bob would never stoop to that sort of chicanery would he?

     

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