Thursday, July 12, 2007

Even More Liberal Resignations

Back in April, I was blogging about Liberal MPs who would rather quit than run under Dion. Well, another one bit the dust today. A rookie Liberal MP from Saskatchewan is calling it quits. Some are blaming Dion's leadership.

"There have been some big names go, which is unfortunate, but [it] speaks to the adage that MPs generally measure three things when an election looms. Getting elected, getting into government, getting into cabinet," a veteran Liberal wrote in an e-mail.

"Dion has made the calculation easy."

I'm not sure exactly how many Liberals have now announced they won''t be running again, but I estimate the number to be around 15-20% of the Liberal caucus. That's a huge blow to Dion's leadership and doesn't bode well for the Official Opposition.

1 comment:

Blogging Horse said...

If you include defections like Comuzzi and Khan, the actual number of MPs elected as Liberals 18 months ago who won't be running with "Team Dion" is 17.

Merasty holds the disntinction of being the only first term MP to do so.

Liberals expected Dion to heal and grow the party. This is just staggering.