January 17, 2006

IF HE CAN PULL THIS ONE OUT WHY WOULD HE LEAVE?:

Why Paul Martin has to go: Even if the Liberals win, he won't be honest with himself, or us (PAUL WELLS, 1/17/06, MacLean's)

A party that has lost its way must guard against false memory. When this campaign began, according to an Ekos poll, fully 64 per cent of Canadians expected the Liberals to win. Only 18 per cent thought the Conservatives would. The Liberals had nothing but airy contempt for their adversary. "Stephen Harper will never be prime minister," a senior Liberal party official told me two months after the 2004 election.

This was a hard campaign to blow. So if the Liberals lose, Paul Martin will have to go. If they win he will have to go too.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2006 3:25 PM
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