Martin Regg Cohn offers a succinct summary of the Ontario PC leadership race:
Mere months before the election, the province’s official Opposition sacrificed its leader in a scandal over sexual misconduct allegations; surrendered its official campaign platform in a policy panic; revealed the “rot” and internal wrongdoing in its nominations and machinations; and, finally, bungled the vote count virtually from start to finish, and ultimately in the aftermath.
Yesterday's vote count confirms two things: The party is deeply divided and it's deeply incompetent. Still, polls indicate that just about any PC leader can beat Kathleen Wynn. After the vote count fiasco, perhaps Andrea Horwath can run a "pox on both your houses" campaign and win.
But Horwath has her own problems. The last election revealed that she really doesn't have progressive credentials. And the memories of Ontario's last NDP government -- under Bob Rae -- haven't faded.
One thing is certain: the party of Bill Davis no longer exists. It has morphed into a mob that is mad as hell.
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