Oh, former Prime Minister Joe Clark... What a funny guy! One day, he's the leader of the Progressive Conservatives, the next he supports Paul Martin as the "lesser of two evils." Then, he supports Ed Broadbent in Ottawa Centre unequivocably. Shall we assume the NDP is the least evil in his mind then? CBC reports:
[Clark] said, in the next election, Canadians should not vote for parties but for the best candidate in their constituency. Clark said he's prepared to support candidates from all parties, including an old political rival, former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, who is running in Ottawa.This last bit is particularly radical for an old party politician like Clark. But man... Wouldn't it be great if that was the case? If people really voted for the individuals they thought were the best?
Clark's become a bit of an idealist in his old age. Cute.
Andrew Coyne asks, "It is a mystery why the media have given so much play to Joe Clark's declaration in favour of the Liberals, given that a) he has said much the same thing before, and b) he is entirely irrelevant. "
Then, he goes and writes not one, but two blog posts about Joe's Clark's declaration in favour of the Liberals.