Rumours are circulating that Candice Bergen, Erin O’Toole and Michelle Rempel are all considering entering the CPC leadership race …
… which would be good news. I think we want a big, exciting, even colourful field that represents ALL of Canada, coast to coast, and ALL points of view, from Red Tories to fiscal hawks and from social libertarians to social conservatives.
A successful big tent party needs either:
- A celebrity, like Justin Trudeau ~ but his success will, I am certain, be ephemeral; or
- A leader who has proven his or her mettle in a big, wide open leadership race.