According to Shoshana Berman of the local Liberal Party, workers for riding candidate nominee Marva Wisdom believe that recently appointed NDP candidate Thomas King is such a fan of Marva's that he will step down rather than get in Wisdom's way. Berman made the comments on the blog of Toronto Liberal Michelle Oliel. When pressed Shoshana claimed that Wisdom had the support of Guelph's social activists, as well as many conservatives. It is certainly true that a great many of Guelph's activists think highly of Wisdom. When told that Liberals believe that King will step out of the race if Wisdom wins the Liberal candidacy, Phil Alt, former NDP candidate burst out laughing, and said, "That's what they want you to think."
I guess we'll see on Friday morning if Wisdom wins Thursday night's contest whether King abdicates.
ADDENDUM APRIL 10
Saw Tom King at the Wellington Water Watchers event and he too laughed at the suggestion that he would step down. He did say he liked Wisdom