Analogies have been made to the fate of that other great ditherer Kerensky; Dion playing the part of the honest but somewhat febrile leader, while those who detect the smell of death in the corpse circle hungrily –
The more professional cadres of the Toronto Party, realizing that the enclave was only defended by the heroic Annex media, realized that Kerensky (aka Dion) had to go. Conventions take too long and appointing an interim leader who was not the Count would further weaken the Party. The only alternative open to the cadres was Red December and so, apparently, the Mensheviks (Bob Rae, Dion) are to be eliminated.
– and while I enjoy a good purge as much as the next man, these things do tend to keep on going – eliminating the dangerously competent rivals, arriving eventually at the strongman playing the Stalin figure in this mess. I, for one, haven’t felt so giddy in a long time….. Go Iggy Go – Go Rae Go!