Racing for the NDP crown

The race for the leadership of both of our provincial parties is getting interesting.

The race for the leadership of both of our provincial parties is getting interesting.

Just this week another candidate announced he was vying for the big chair at NDP headquarters. Adrian Dix joins the five other men who want to replace Carole James.

Our local MLA for Juan de Fuca John Horgan has a lot of work to do if he wants to take the leadership crown. He may be popular on Southern Vancouver Island but his reputation doesn’t necessarily stretch further into the interior of the province. His handlers need to get him onto the bus and into the hinter lands so people get to know who he is and what he stands for, as the other candidates may be better known to NDP voters. We haven’t heard what Horgan plans to do or how he will change things. Or even what he would change, if anything. The issues on the Island are different than the ones elsewhere in the province. The same goes for the other candidates and them knowing our issues.

The Liberal candidates may have a better handle on things as they have been the party in power. They have heard the complaints and they are using them to their advantage. Their political machine is well oiled and rolling resulting in a lot of political ink. But in the end it is just promises and wishful thinking unless you have the premier’s role.

Now is the time for Horgan to put some gas into the campaign bus and get going. He has some heavy hitters in the line up and he needs to come out fighting for his right to the NDP throne.

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