Gary Mason from the Globe and Mail provides some sad, sad tales for the NDP and the low profile leadership contenders suddenly banished to the Siberia of political coverage, seems that Premier Christy is stealing all their sunshine.
My favourite line of the story:
Instead, the spotlight has remained firmly on the province’s shiny new premier, Christy Clark. No wonder she can’t stop smiling. She is the first celebrity-style premier the province has had since Bill Vander Zalm, who also rode a big, toothy grin and buckets of charm into office.
The media can’t get enough of Christy Clark. (Tough questions in short supply.) Television adores her megawatt visage.
How are Adrian Dix, Mike Farnworth and John Horgan, three pasty-faced white guys, going to compete with that? They are the only three NDP leadership candidates with a hope of winning, and yet people in B.C. don’t know much about them or their policies.
The full article can be found here:
All in all it pretty well sums up the whole mess for the cabal that decided the time was ripe for revolution.
Maybe dumping Mrs. James so soon wasn’t the best strategy after all!