Update at 3:45pm - there are strange media reports about this and apparently one person had their name on this list when it should not have been. Almost sounds like this letter was not finalized before it came. The BC Conservatives stated on CFAX that they had not received the letter.
Alex Tsumkamis has been forwarded a letter from
Why now? Yes, Cummins did not get a rousing endorsement for his leadership at the recent AGM but what is served now by calling for him to resign now? The story of internal fighting was beginning to subside. Why not wait till after the provincial election?
The realistic goal in this election for the BC Conservatives is to come third in popular vote with 15% of the vote +-3 percentage points. At best they could come a competitive second in a few ridings. Does getting rid of John Cummins now get you any closer to this or does it move you further away?
Is there anyone out there that could give the BC Conservatives the same credibility as John Cummins? I have not heard of any alternatives that would be taken as seriously by the media or public as Cummins. This man is being backed by people that have won elections whereas among the ones opposed I do not see anyone that has been elected to the legislature or parliament.
Did people think about this much before sending out the letter? How many people will leave the party if John Cummins ends up resigning? Will this improve the fundraising? Will this improve media coverage?
In looking over the list of Friends of John Cummins versus the
If this revolt drives out the people like Dennis MacKay, Beryl Ludwig or Alan Forseth from the party what do people think will happen on the ground in an election?