Thursday, September 6, 2012

When, and who, made former BC Liberal leader Gordon Wilson the spokesperson for the BC Conservative Party?

WOW … today in the Georgia Straight I read that; “Former B.C. Liberal leader Gordon Wilson has bad news for John Cummins

Former BC Liberal Leader & NDP
Cabinet Minister Gordon Wilson
According to Wilson, there is agitation in influential business circles to ditch Cummins as the BC Conservative top honcho, and replace him with someone like Stockwell Day. “If voices that are currently rumbling on Howe Street have their way, Cummins will be gone and the Conservatives will have a new leader with a big bankroll,” Wilson told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview.

Many of us, that are small ‘c’ conservatives, were greatly disappointed to see a man who espoused Reform / Conservative values, seemingly totally betray them, with his full support of Christy Clark and the BC Liberal Party.

I have no idea where Gordon Wilson is getting his information, but I find it hard – very hard – to believe that rank and file members of the BC Conservative Party would follow the leadership of Stockwell Day of any party me may possibly lead.

For those who may have forgotten … here are just some of the words Stockwell Day spoke, and said, just a year and a half ago:  

Whatever the party name, Day has vowed to "volunteer" for the party and help them defeat the New Democrats in the next election.  As an interesting aside, Day will be supporting the B.C. Liberals against his former colleague in the House of Commons — John Cummins.

In an interview airing Saturday on CBC Radio's The House, Day said he will campaign for Premier Christy Clark's party … Day called Clark a "smart and engaging person"

"There are positive reasons to support the BC Liberal government. The fact is that a vote for the BC Conservatives will only serve to elect the NDP," said Day.

Can there be any credibility to what Gordon Wilson has said?  With all due respect, I think not.  Rumors and speculation feed the news media frenzy – and that is all this is.

I’m Alan Forseth in Kamloops, with the thoughts of on conservative.

FOLLOW-UP since this morning:
Are the rumors of a Stockwell Day BC Conservative Party takeover ... and the undermining of John Cummins ... an attempt by some BC Liberal power brokers working to undermine the party?   I know it sounds like a conspiracy theory, but I'm starting to smell a rat.

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