Last week, The Tyee's Will McMartin's stated the provincial Liberals' made a risky decision by making Gordon Campbell the focus of their election advertising because of his "high disapproval ratings and palpable unpopularity." But the fact that gamble paid off could have long-term consequences for British Columbia's political future. The reason: some may now say the Liberal leader won a personality contest between himself and New Democrat leader Carole James. So, if Ms. James doesn't resign before 2013, that could embolden those who want the premier to run for a fourth term in office.
May 20, 2009