Monday, November 27, 2006

Kennedy to pick up Dryden and/or Volpe?

It seems Ken Dryden and Joe Volpe are among the fifteen Liberal MPs who voted against the "nation" motion. This of course raises questions of how much more likely Dryden and/or Volpe are to support him at the convention.

Both endorsements would carry big advantages, of course. Volpe is by far the candidate most likely to carry his delegates with him, so Kennedy would immediately receive a 4% boost. As for Dryden, his endorsement carries not necessarily his delegates, but at least the endorsement of one of the most respected Liberals in the party.

This doesn't solidify anyting, of course. Just wondering.


At 11/27/2006 10:09 p.m., Blogger Mark said...

Or Volpe and then Kennedy will go to Dryden...

At 11/28/2006 12:24 a.m., Blogger Clear Grit said...

I think that's extremely unlikely... it would be QUITE the upset if Dryden won this weekend.

At 11/28/2006 8:09 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone learned who will be nominating/introducing the candidates during the Friday floor show? I am expecting Justin Trudeau will be prominent in Kennedy's show.

CBC News, Strategic Council and The Globe and Mail may think Dion has the momentum but, if Kennedy can stay well ahead of Dion on the 2nd ballot, that will collapse very quickly. Dion needs to be in 3rd place on the second ballot and second on the third to win this.

A strong show in the speeches, a distinct position on the "nation" thing, a Trudeau blessing and Kennedy quickly becomes the one to watch.


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