As noted in a previous post, Bob Rae would have been a more formidable opponent for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, than Stephane Dion.
So why didn't Rae win the Liberal leadership race?
Was it because of his disastrous record as Ontario Premier? Was it because he was a big spender and taxer? Was it because he swam naked with Rick Mercer?
It now seems Rae's big drawback with many Liberals was that he married a Jewish woman!
According to media reports: "Bob Rae was apparently the target of anti-Semitic attacks and it may be one of the reasons the front runner failed to win his bid to take over as the party's new boss."
OK will somebody out there please explain to me how it is the Liberals can claim to be the party of tolerance?