Jonathan Fowlie has an article out tonight with quotes from failed human being Geoff Plant and a so-cred dinosaur named John Reynolds...
Reynolds acknowledged that Cummins has already rejected the idea of a merger with the Liberals, but said he thinks that could change, especially if Clark is willing to change the name of her party, and allow a challenge of her leadership
“I know John Cummins very well. Yes, he may not like this coalition, but the premier has already said she’s open to a name change and maybe that’s part of the bargaining,” he said.
“We’ve got a little over a year before the next election. We’ve got lots of time to have conventions for both sides,” he added.
“If you want to make a coalition work you’ve got to be prepared to put everything on the table.”
On Wednesday, Clark said she’s willing to consider a name change — something the party officially proposed at its last convention —
but made it clear that she believes her party is the only one able to credibly represent the free-enterprise coalition.
“I will certainly be leading this free enterprise party, and there will only be two choices in the next election."
What you`d end up with would be many voters who joined the BC Conservatives pissed off....John Cummins would be ridiculed for flip-flopping and there would also be dozens of vetted BC Conservative candidates already picked for next years election who are told adios...And if every nomination was up for grabs on the Government side there would be a revolt...
And if they picked and chose some incumbent seats as safe and had nominating contests in others....To try and justify some seats being contested and others be left alone would again cause revolt...There`s more bad news for this pipe-dream
If Christy Clark allowed a new merged party leadership contest and she lost(Which she would) Christy is smart enough to know her career as a politician would be over for all-time..
A merged party with all the same faces would so repulse the electorate the NDP would still win easy..
Desperate days for the BC Liberals....And there is of course one other option, the BC Liberal party disbands completely before the next election and all BC Liberals walk into the sunset never to be seen again..
That option too would fail, for all Red BC Liberal/Small c Conservatives and Liberal minded voters would run away from an Enbridge endorsing religious HST loving right wing option...
Sortta like "Between A rock and a Hard Place" or as I like to put it..
A choice between Christy`s House of Floundering Fish restaurant and.....
Johnny`s Fish Flavored Flipflop Flapjack Joint!
The botton line, "Oil and Water Don`t Mix"
The Straight Goods
Cheers Eyes Wide Open