The Liberal delegates have (unfortunately in my view) voted to extend the wait back to 2013 before choosing a new Liberal leader. I’ve already gone over my objection to that, but it seems from what I was hearing that the LPC brought out the party leaders heavy artillery and urged acceptance of their motion, rather then accept either the 6 month requirement or a middle of the road option as my friend Jeff was putting forward. The LPC brass got their way, it seems. I’d have thought since 2006 that some of our party would learn that the Party bosses and leaders don’t always know best. PERHAPS they will get it right this time, but I won’t be shocked if they didn’t.
On another Liberal front, this time the provincial battle, the PC’s are copying their federal cousins counterparts in running the same ad over and over again attacking Dalton Mcguinty and the Liberals – mostly on the local sports events like Blue Jays baseball. I hope the OLP doesn’t wait too long to respond to those… because it’s an obvious copycat attempt at cementing a negative view towards the Ontario Premier.
UPDATE: Sunday June 19, 2010 – Happy Father’s Day to all fathers! And, I note I’m not the only one who thinks this was a top-down engineered (or peer pressured) vote yesterday. Steve has similar views of mine. Bottom line: the vote yesterday is what it is, and those of us who disagree with this vote and this process will have to work with it.. but my impressions are we’re a long ways away from having a grassroots oriented party here still.