I don't speak for Bob personally, but this is the feeling I'm getting out of the Rae camp:
We want the broadest possible franchise, allowing for the pressing timelines. That could be internet, phone, in-person voting or a combination of the three.
We do not want the 75% of ridings without a Liberal MP to be left out entirely.
We do not want Party executives and activists to be excluded or given some bullshit post-facto "ratification" vote.
We do not want 77 MPs, representing only 1/4 of the ridings (and 0.1% of the Party membership) to control the outcome.
We cannot see how if we are fighting Harper's attempts to impose the will of 37% on the 62% majority that we can turn around and ignore 3/4 of the country and 99.9% of the Party
What we would like - in a word - DEMOCRACY.