Saturday, September 09, 2006

Pool Results

Way back in March, I asked people to predict who would run for Liberal leadership. Looking back at the guesses made, it's clear that no one really had a good idea of how this race would shape up back then. Everyone knew Belinda would run, and a lot of people were convinced we'd see Goodale and Corderre in the race. On the flip side, few had Kennedy on their list and not a single person predicted the magical Hedy Fry candidacy.

The scoring was simple. 1 point for a correct guess and -1 for a wrong one. I made John Godfrey and Maurizio Bevilacqua zero point guesses since they did technically run but aren't running now.

Adding it all up and the winner is none other than Jason Cherniak, with 7 points. Jason predicted the entire field of 10 minus Hedy, and only had Stronach and Corderre as incorrect guesses. Observer had 6 points, while Mike P, Hussain, and BC Tory all had 5 points. Myself, and a bunch of others came in middle of the pack with 4 points (I had most of those who ran predicted but picked a lot of people who decided not to run too).

6 Comments:

  • Good work on the pool. It's a very tough thing to do, like trying to believe Iggy and Rae will stick around if they lose.

    Anyone read the Globe article on Rae? They spent the whole time article talking about Rae's disastrous rein as Ontario Premier.

    If that doesn't make it obvious that Bob Rae's time as Premier in Ontario is still an issue for Ontarions, I don't know what will.

    The fact is this: If Bob Rae is leader, the Conservatives will force him to spend a significant portion of the campaign defending his record, which he can't do, and putting Ontario up for grabs.

    Liberals: can you really afford to put Ontario up for grabs?

    By Blogger Concerned YL, at 12:00 PM  

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    By Blogger Davenport Liberal, at 3:03 PM  

  • We can't put Ontario up for grabs.

    Rae was asked to run in a ontario riding in the last election and said No.

    Well, Iggy only ran to be leader and he has already said he may not stay an MP, if he doesn't like the leader.

    Reading between the lines "I want Prime Minister, if not I want a Senior Minister. If not I'm taking my ball and going home."

    Paul wells had a great piece on iggy.

    The west coast was great and Kyle, love the Yukon.

    Bcer why did you move to Toronto?

    By Blogger Davenport Liberal, at 3:07 PM  

  • Bart,

    You is one diligent man, I have to say.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 3:45 PM  

  • Wow, some of you baby bloggers (Davenport) don't know how to read do you...as posted on many sites/blogs/ and reported in the media, Bob Rae was a Government appointee, running the Air India inquiry at the time of the last election and, could not run as a Liberal candidate, he could have resigned - mid stream - to run, but chose to stick by the families of the Air India tragedy to the end instead. Turns out, Harper ended his appointment post-election to do his own inquiry (waste of $ eh?). Give it a break bud.

    By Blogger LiberalAtHeart, at 4:58 PM  

  • I'm not a Bob Rae endorser, but the fact that he and the interviewer spent most of their time disussing the Ontario debacle - only tells me that it was all the interviewer had prepared for the interview.

    It will take a really really gifted poltician to break out of the cubbyhole the press has decided they should be in,

    As for Iggy, I was actually defending him *shock and awe* when he first tossed out the civil war/clear question/50%+1 solution to "Quebec", because he was answering leading questions. But - if I'm not mistaken - he has since then repeated it all from a podium.

    By Blogger Penny, at 1:29 AM  

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