The Liberal party may change, but some traditions endure

Rest assured that however few Liberal MPs remain, there will still be anonymous whining.

“It gives one a completely unfair advantage compared to everybody else,” said a re-elected Liberal MP, who deemed Rae’s letter a showcase of “unbelievable vanity.” “I know what Rae is banking on that a new executive elected in January at a biennial convention . . . may want to lift that sort of impediment and that there will be such a groundswell of support for him so that to, you know, save the country, he’ll just have to run and they’ll beg him to run.”

Bob Rae and sources close to him are assuring he has no plans to seek the permanent leadership post. One source says Mr. Rae thinks the next Liberal leader should come from outside the current caucus.

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