John Manley has decided that there isn't enough room in the Liberal leadership race for two bland, right-leaning corporate lawyers with their best years in office long behind them.
Too bad. He struck me as being one of the few truly decent members of the old Chretien regime, and perhaps even more competent in reality than Paul Martin was long touted to be.
He was also the only leading politician to publicly espouse one of my preferred constitutional reforms: replacing the monarchy with a republic headed by an effective president instead of a do-nothing vice-regent.
Of all the Liberal leadership hopefuls, Manley was the only one who might have made me seriously consider voting Liberal. Maybe.