First this post assumes two things, namely that there will be an election in BC in May 2013 and secondly that Rich Coleman will run again.
Neither of these two are gimmes given BC’s political climate and the party and province’s distaste for the Premier and Liberal leader Christy Clark.
It is possible that when the house returns, the majority Liberals will move (due to some manufactured calamity like Clark being deposed/ disposed of as leader) to introduce legislation to move ahead the fixed election date.
It is also not a gimme that Richie C will run again ( despite the blustery BS from him to the contrary) given the fact that he will most certainly be relegated to the back benches.
Also remember that a mere 6 months or so after the provincial election, nominations and preparations will begin for the next federal election. This is an election where the Prime Minister has pledged open nominations in all seats including Conservative bastions where Coleman resides and votes.He could find that enticing!
Also Clark could get the boot which also might look attractive to Coleman to make a run for her job too under and different election date.
But should things stay on course and we have an election in May, just exactly who might feel the wrath of Rich Coleman just a few scant months from now?
For the answer to that you need look no farther than the recent BC Liberal leadership campaign.
If you recall Coleman mulled over a run for the roses back then and changed his mind.
Ever wonder why that was?
One reason: Mary Polak bailed on him and threw her support behind Kevin Falcon.
Think Coleman has forgotten?
There is about as much chance of that as Polak forgetting that Coleman actually helped put a lot of money in her campaign in 2009 ( nothing untoward, it’s just how the BC Liberals do things).
Not a chance that will happen this time, nor will the volunteers from Coleman’s crew pitch in and help her out either.
Nope, Polak will have more to worry about than the specter of Cummins, the BC Conservatives,Green Party and the NDP to take her seat away.
She will have to spend her days wondering where Rich Coleman will strike next!
Don’t feel sorry for her , she of all people should have known what Coleman was like.