Frankly, everyone in the OLP's leadership race ought to get behind the idea of abandoning delegated conventions, because:
“Liberals from everywhere in Ontario should be able to participate fully in all aspects of leadership selection — not just those who are able to serve as delegates and can afford the trip to the convention...”
Exactly: I paid for my membership; I should be able to vote. I shouldn't have to face the indignity of getting approved as a delegate for candidate whoever and, should that candidate drop out, get traded to someone else.
Its also, frankly, a dirt cheap way for the potentials to signal that they are for party renewal and party transparency. Right now, the debates, the tv appearances; these are a charade that goes on in public while the real work (selling memberships and etc.) goes on backstage.
Finally, Scott Tribe says OLP has been discussing what they will do/not do with bloggers at the convention. Anyone hear what the outcome was?