Rafe Mair puts out a few opinions on leadership candidates. His suggestion of Corky Evans as a possibility is particularly interesting for two reasons. Corky and Rafe spent time together recently and the subject came up once or twice between them. Additionally, Corky consciously returned to centre stage when he joined the fray pushing for Carole James to be dumped. So, perhaps the aging gent has fired up his ambitions again.
Two thing may bring Corky’s pulse back to normal. First would be the Mustel poll showing a Liberal surge following Campbell’s announcement of imminent departure. Second would be the letter Corky published in stoking the internal revolt. You can’t praise the democratic structure of the party’s Provincial Council and ignore its authority without appearing a tiny bit hypocritical.
To be sure the party’s wounds are deep, as Rafe said:
“The biggest problem of the NDP is putting Humpty Dumpty back together again.”
Mr. Evans is not a viable leadership campaign when many party members are saying:
“Eh tu, Corky?”
Categories: BC NDP