Saturday, February 23, 2008

John Tory Gets Clarked

John Tory has received a pathetic 66.8% of the vote at a leadership review at a party convention in London. This is a result eerily similar to the result that Joe Clark received after his defeat in 1980. I can't see John Tory staying on with that kind of support. He might do it but the pressure would build for Tory to go before the 2011 election. The knives that have come out so far have not come from people who would want to replace Tory. This vote opens the door for a lot more knives. John Tory could, as Clark did, ask for a leadership vote and then run as a candidate. Assuming Tory steps down, All Politics is Local will cover the race as it evolves.

1 comment:

Joanne (True Blue) said...

One of my readers has heard from the convention floor that Tory will stay on.

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