Christy Clark has dubbed herself the outsider in the race to succeed Gordon Campbell. But with less than a week left in the provincial Liberal leadership campaign, it's become something of an empty title. Even though Ms. Clark is the only non-caucus member remaining in that race...even though she only has the endorsement of a single MLA...even though the party establishment is against her, Ms. Clark has demonstrated few of the qualities that make outsider candidates so compelling.
She has remained inside her message box rather than boarding the straight talk express. She has rolled out policies that seem more gimmicky than visionary. And she appears to prefer avoiding rather than debating her competitors.
To an extent, it's the campaign of a frontrunning insider not a come-from-behind outsider - making me wonder what kind of premier Ms. Clark would be.