Bob Rae appearing on MDL yesterday discusses his decision to drop out of the Liberal leadership race with Jabba the Hack.
“When [a vote of the membership] didn’t happen… I learned how to count a while ago, Mike. So I drew a conclusion it was time to pack it in. Also time, I think, to recognize that we’ve got some tough decisions to make as a party, as a country, over the next six weeks. We need to have a permanent leader in place.”
After suggesting there was some comparison to be made with the sense of disillusion many Canadians experienced with Pierre Trudeau after his first term in office, in typical fashion, Duffy asked the most inane question of the day: “Is there a danger here, in the rush to judgment, Mr. Ignatieff may, at the end of the day, turn out to be ‘less than perfect’? Answer: “Well, we’re all less than perfect, but Michael’s pretty good.” Bob then went on to sing his praises in a most convincing way.