23 February 2008

I'm sitting here watching...

All the crowing and moaning in the media and the blogosphere... about John Tory taking a mere two thirds of the leadership vote... and I'm not sure what all the fuss is about.

Does anybody imagine, in their wildest dreams, that Stephane Dion would come anywhere close to that particular number if his alleged "leadership" were up for review?

The fact that Tory did this well, despite an organised campaign to unseat him, speaks, at minimum, to Tory's organisational skills.

I especially love the "fair and balanced opinion" the Globe got from Uber-Dipper Peter Kormos...

“Once again, they're left hanging. Mr. Tory has got to decide very, very quickly,” he added. “Otherwise, he risks squandering the support he does have.”
I mean, good grief... even Taliban Jack doesn't give a fig for whatever nonsense-of-the-day Kormos is invariably spouting.

The obvious argument here is over Tory's conservative credentials, but I sure don't see anybody with any sort of credibility stepping up and issuing a challenge.

Maybe everybody should step back and take a couple of deep breaths here... and perhaps we can try to have a reasonable discussion.

It doesn't seem like so much to ask.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

John Tory didn't come anywhere near the threshold he needed to meet in order to stay on. He needed to hit at least in the high 70s in order to quash the dissent. With all the resources of Party headquarters at his disposal (sending out letters and mass e-mails regularly on his behalf) he can still only hit the Joe Clark number, and without a seat in the Legislature to boot. When Joe Clark had two thirds in 1981, was he able to stop the dissent over the next two years? No, and neither will John Tory. He now needs to do what he should have done on election night, and resign for the good of the Party.

Raphael Alexander said...

The fact that Tory did this well, despite an organised campaign to unseat him, speaks, at minimum, to Tory's organisational skills.

Exactly. Given the gigantic internet smear campaign on him, he did spectacularly.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... didn't come anywhere near the threshold"

i dunno, my friend... a certain amount of dissent... seems to me to be a good thing.

imho... that liberal lockstep shit is a precursor condition to a serious disease.

but you're certainly entitled to your opinion.

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Anonymous said...

My experience in life is that the guy that kisses the bosses arse usually keeps his job even when incompetent. But is that going to get conservatives back in power in Queen's Park is the real question you need to ask yourself? Who is going to knock on doors next time around for the teflon weasel John Tory and his slimy slittering friends hiding in the shadows behind him? (real conservative)

Neo Conservative said...

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i haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about... but hopefully, with all that weight off your chest... you're feeling a little bit better.

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