The NDP political mover and shakers who took a pass at the NDP 2003 leadership convention that Carole James won by default are starting to flex some muscle now that they can smell an election victory coming. They didn’t like the idea of leading a party that looked to be wandering the political hinterland for a very long time after the 2001 election massacre that left the NDP with only two seats.
Now that Premier Gordon Campbell is leading the Liberals to political suicide, these same NDP power brokers are now kicking themselves and figuring out the best way to remove James from being leader. Although the NDP is leading in the two latest polls, James’s leadership numbers suck to put it bluntly. She doesn’t resonate well at all with the average voter and the back-room boys smell blood. The first volleys are being shot from two party president and vice-president candidates running at this weekend’s NDP convention. Check out one of their websites (here) and read this guy’s list of why the NDP isn’t in power now under James.
James looked absolutely pathetic yesterday when asked about this uprising by the media: