The Libs have decided to let Bob Rae run for the LPoC leadership. Which is OK by me because I basically think he's served the party well, is not some kind of 5th columnist and etc., and really ought to be treated fairly and with respect.
I also don't think he's our guy anymore. Not so much because of his one rough term as premier in Ontario 20 years ago. I think folks would forgive him for that. Mostly because he's getting old and the kind of statesman-like but windy rhetoric he specializes in doesn't seem to work anymore in the HOC. Canadians, on both Left and Right, want brawlers these days. In a perfect world, he would be made ambassador to France or some other European country where he could end his career eating fried snails and sipping wine in cafes on the banks of winding rivers.
I'm also not entirely sold on Teenage Jesus, though if he were made Leader I have no doubt he could shed some of his youthful clumsiness and compete an election or two down the road. Which might be what the LPoC needs going forward--someone to reclaim the country after a disastrous Mulcair minority. What I really wish is that Marc Garneau, or someone of equivalent substance, could grow himself a head of rock-star hair, which unfortunately is not likely in the cards at this late date.
In any case, hair + gravitas = VICTORY. May we find all three.