Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tory gets Joe Clark number

The Toronto Star headline reads "Conservatives back Tory", but I'm not so sure. As I say, two-thirds support is exactly the number that Joe Clark got in 1983, and Clark resigned to run in a leadership race to succeed himself, as well as below the 75% that Ralph Klein felt he needed, and the 80% that enemies of Tory felt he needed to avoid any more questions.

As Tory has always said he would accept 50%+1 as a mandate to stay on, I highly doubt he will resign and spark a leadership contest, but expect to hear rumblings about Tory's leadership for quite some time.

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