"I've considered it and discussed it with my family, and we've decided that there are many ways to serve Canada and I am not going to take part in the leadership race."
Mr. Rock's decision follows a similar announcement by Frank McKenna, the departing ambassador to the United States, who had been viewed as the front-runner, and former cabinet ministers John Manley and Brian Tobin.
Rock out. Rock on. We called it. We knew he wouldn't run.
Too bad really. We like the Rock Man. Any guy who drove John Lennon around Ottawa in his VW Bug is a good man in our books.