The newly “anointed” leader of the remnants of the party Danny Williams co-opted to be his political vehicle has been handed his third significant by-election loss in as many months.
Last nights double-header losses show how far out in left field Premier Davis is. Hurricane Dunderdale’s wide swath of destruction left a legacy of incompetence. The perceived arrogance of our own Marie Antoinette exhausted what little remaining confidence the public had in the party.
The botched leaderships of 2014 coupled by the Humber Valley Paving Scandal and the refusal of Judy Manning to seek election to the House of Assembly smothered any smoldering sparks of re-ignition. The tank is empty, there are not even any fumes to coast on.
Three by-election losses in a row would test the mettle of any party. The PCs are stuck with a dud, or perhaps to be fair the dud is the PC party he inherited. It may even be a cause of a dud leading a dud party. The bottom line is this is a case of dead man walking.
The newly minted Premier’s decision to burn-up any bump he might have gotten after winning the poison chalice on appointing an inexperienced, en-elected, unproven lawyer to the Justice Portfolio showed how ill-equipped he was to govern. If he could not see the political fall-out from that decision than he did not deserve the honor of leading his party, let-a-lone the province.