In New Brunswick in 2010, the Liberal Party lost sight of what it stood for. Mike Murphy is now the best candidate to lead the Liberal Party into 2014. Murphy's campaign is one emphasizing policies and ideas -- like anti-fracking, and poverty -- and might be well placed to hold off an NDP challenge and to defeat the Alward Conservatives.
Leadership races are happening in the U.S. and Canada and for most voters and partisans, while winning elections are important, it is also about what kind of policies will be implemented. Most people want to support more than just a political party; they want to support a movement based on clear values.
Ontario's Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty seemed destined for electoral defeat, badly trailing the Tories earlier in the summer. In addition, the NDP's federal breakthrough to official Opposition brou...