But I need to amend my last post and declare that Kathleen Wynne is now firmly my second choice. Wynne performed very strongly today at the debate in Ajax. She's coming on very strongly in the final weeks of this campaign. My fondness for strong female political candidates, plus the fact that she's a "member of the family" make her winning on January 26th something which could make me quite happy.
Having said that, I think that Sandra Pupatello is still the better candidate for the entire province as a whole. She'd be a natural in the role and I think the most successful. At this time, I do think that Ontario needs a slight shift to the centre from the centre-left and Pupatello can accomplish this with greater credibility than Wynne who is a more stay-the-course candidate, in my estimation.
Gerard Kennedy remains an uninspiring communicator, much weaker in that department than both Wynne and Pupatello. Hence why he's now fallen to a distant third in my leadership estimations, followed by Eric Hoskins (#4), Charles Sousa (#5), Glen Murray (#6) and Harinder Takhar (#7).