Essentially, the party figures that if it can't beat the Harris bashers, it should apologize and seek forgiveness from the public by joining Harris bashers in their condemnation of the former premier and his revolution.The Progressive Conservatives give no reasons for sensible people to hand them their votes. Lame promises to do a better job of managing the Ontario government's many and various pyramid scams that are marketed as "FREE STUFF" to a wishful electorate just do not cut it.
Running scams like FREE HEALTH CARE and FREE EDUCATION is one thing, but one would at least expect a prospective leader of government to demonstrate some interest in the whole supposed freaking point for having a government -- at least on off days when he can't think of new side-project pyramid scams such as FREE DAY CARE or FREE GOVERNMENT HAIRCUTS. That freaking point would be the bit where the law abiding are supposed to be able to count on the power to call in overwhelming force against criminals like the Qa'aledonia insurgents, in defence of life and property.
But if Tory isn't even interested in law and order, the basics, the only excuse for the existence of the government to whose leadership he aspires -- then why would any sensible person vote for him or his party?