“In other words, we will only help him out ………….., if we can help him out!”
“For the past month, a draft campaign has been in the works to persuade McGuinty to jump into the federal fray.Some of his closest campaign advisers have been involved, including brother Brendan McGuinty — who was on hand for McGuinty’s news conference Monday — and Don Guy, campaign director for each of McGuinty’s three winning provincial campaigns.
Deputy chief of staff Dave Gene, former chief of staff Chris Morley and former operations director Charlie Angelakos are also part of the group.
Sources say a leadership campaign road map has already been sketched out.”
In an email exchange with Yahoo! Canada News, Liberal insider Warren Kinsella said if McGuinty ran for the federal leadership, McGuinty would win.
“I’ve been privileged to work for him for more than a decade. He is an extraordinary guy, and a historic political success,” he told Yahoo!
“If he runs federally, I and many others will follow. And he will win.”
When asked about a potential federal leadership run at his press conference, McGuinty would only say that he hadn’t made any plans about the future.