Why not Jean Charest?

The meaningful analysis on this front is better left to Paul, Marty and Philippe, but watching Jean Charest scrum yesterday the thought occurred that there are probably not five more-talented politicians among our current 308 members of parliament.

Indeed, at least at this point, wouldn’t he seem a far more serious fellow than, say, Jim Prentice or Peter MacKay or any other speculative successor to the current leader of the Conservative party?