A Great Idea
New Non-Partisan Blogger Derek Richards from Words without Walls makes this suggestion:
Manley to Join ConservativesI don't think Harper should go at the moment; but if the CPC cannot break through in the next election there will have to be a change in the leadership. The question is who?? There are not a lot of household names reaching for the tarnished ring.
The more I think about this the more it makes sense to me. A rival to Paul Martin and very critical from the sidelines.
John, why wait on the bench during this void in direction from your former party.
You don't like the way the country has come to a standstill. No progress on the U.S. files, increased spending that puts to shame the legacy budget.
The Liberals change leaders about every 10 years while the Conservatives do so every couple. Your former party needs to select a francophone next time around and the Conservatives require a sensible Ontario leader. Canadians are hoping for something like this to occur so they can dump your former party on it's ass.
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Manley is a well respected, relatively clean, rightish Liberal with strong Ontario credentials and good support in the business community. While he might not be able to deliver south of the 401, he would do just fine in commuter land. Plus he has very, very, strong government experience which is presently lacking in the Tory front bench.
Not at all a bad idea.