21 To Go
I never really put much stock in the rumours that Allan Rock was considering a run at the Liberal leadership. I was a big Rock supporter back in the day, but there always seemed to be a sort of finality to it all when he called it a career in 2003.
And, as much as I respect the guy, and as great a leader and PM as I think he'd be, this is likely for the best. Fairly or not, Rock would have been seen as the "Chretien candidate", and the guy was just the velcro politician - everything stuck to him. This party needs to shed some of it's baggage and needs a face with some "newness" to it, and Rock just didn't fit that bill.
And with another big hitter's organization now free, the opportunity for an outsider to do well in this race is even bigger. There are a lot of organizers out there without homes who will be getting a lot of phone calls this week me thinks.