Thursday, April 06, 2006

Belinda's Out

Belinda Stronach is no longer running for the Liberal party leadership, according to the Globe and Mail.

Needless to say, this is huge news- she was amassing a large organization behind her, and had a huge media presence.

What does this mean? Two things: first, the right side of the party is going to be looking for a standard-bearer. (Volpe, perhaps?) Second, Ignatieff has received an absolutely enormous boost, and it may well be that he and Stronach came to an arrangement.

(Or it may well be that she's having trouble learning French. C'est vrai possible.)

In any case, the race just got a lot weirder, and it was no coronation even before.

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