Monday, June 7, 2010

Liberals Lose Another Star Candidate

Dan Mclean, announced his withdrawal as Liberal candidate for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale earlier tonight.

His withdrawal announcement will likely coincide with an announcement that he will be soon be throwing his hat into Hamilton's Mayoral contest.

All polls show Mclean with a substantial lead in the mayoral race, despite the fact that he has never indicated that he was considering running for the Mayor's chair at City Hall.

It is perfect timing for Mclean to enter the race for Hamilton's top spot, with low voter interest in any of the other candidates, including incumbent Mayor, Fred Eisenberger with his bungling of the Pan Am Games stadium file and a lackluster term as mayor.

Mclean is poised to capitalize on his substantial name recognition and his strong local network.

This announcement is sure to provoke more interest in what was sure to be a dud of fall municipal election.

Perhaps this is a case of another Liberal loss for a greater municipal gain, with Maurizio Bevilacqua likely in line to be the next Mayor of Vaughn.

3 comments:

Big Winnie said...

I was disappointed to learn of Dan's withdrawal but if he runs for Mayor, he will certainly have my support!!

Unforunately, Hamilton now has another riding in need of a candidate.

R. G. Harvie said...

James.

What say you of the current Ignatieff/Kinsella musings?

Is the night of the long knives in the offing for Mr Ignatieff?

James Curran said...

This looks like a renewed Chretien/Martin hate on and the leader of the party is stuck in the middle of something out of his control and has no idea how to contain it.

My guess is the coup is in and the Quebec wing is leading the charge.