Hear that sound? It's the sound rushing out of the Liberal balloon as it flutters around bouncing off of walls and falling to the ground, deflated.
Do the young bucks and other sideswipe practitioners in the party (hmmph!, some party, ed.) really think that we have the luxury of turning away anyone, anyone at all in this stage of our history? For it is history we surely shall be, if we keep this up. You think we're the big prize?
Somewhere, someone on TV, probably a political show host, commentator or pundit is going to talk about Bobs Rae's declining a run for the permanent leadership as a game changer. Well the problem isn't game changing. It's game playing. This isn't a game. It's not about the smartest person in the room or control anymore.
It's like there's a big gong banging away out there every time someone warns us to not get so wrapped up in leadership before building something relevant enough for someone to want to lead, so we are deaf to the warnings. The Party's got to do that itself. The Party's got to build something that is Leader-worthy frankly. No Leader is going to be able to drag it along - not in today's political climate.
We don't need these game player types anymore, regardless of their youth, their novelty, their opportunism. They are not good philosophical Liberals and these are the people who should be shunned.
Ultimately, we will need to choose a leader, not a character set.