George Abbott, Bill Bennett, Iain Black, Rich Coleman, Mike de Jong, Kevin Falcon, Kash Heed, Barry Penner and Dianne Watts. That's the list of potential provincial Liberal leadership candidates assembled by The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer. Taking out the dark horses and Ms. Watts, our bet is that the field will be narrowed down to Messrs. Abbott and Falcon. It's possible Mr. Coleman may step up to the starting gate. If so, that bet is off. He'd be an extremely formidable candidate. But, as we earlier opined, Mr. de Jong being the public face of the legislature raid trial's abrupt end has likely damaged his chances of succeeding Gordon Campbell.
November 3, 2010