The (brief) Bob Rae Era begins

The Liberals have picked Bob Rae as their new interim leader.

It appeared Mr. Rae wanted to run for the permanent leadership, but his decision to seek the interim post took him out of that race. Was he disappointed? “This is a job that needs to be done now,” he told reporters before the caucus meeting. “This is my chance.

“… I think there will be a broader chance for renewal and the search for a new leader in a year and a half and two years. I think it’s important for the party to look very much to a new generation of leadership.”

Here is my slightly overtaken piece from last week’s magazine on Mr. Rae’s situation.