Friday, May 11, 2007

Least surprising move ever...

Gilles Duceppe is moving out.

I think it's worth remembering how little people thought of Gilles Duceppe until Paul Martin came to town. This is a guy who, after all, has demonstrated little actual political acumen, and largely benefited from the errors of his opponents more than any brilliant strategy on his own.

Say what you will about the ADQ, but I don't see Duceppe helping the PQ's position in Quebec City when he's faced with a) a real opposition, and b) a Party that is already um, pretty lukewarm to his presence. (Charitably.) Apparently, at least one poll shows Marois beating him handily, so this should be interesting.

Oh, and I think Paul Wells is right on here.

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