Whether Rae will be at the helm of the party remains past 2013, when a new leader will be elected, is uncertain, even to him.
“The party is going to have to decide what the rules are and if they say they’re going to take the limitation on the interim leader than, obviously, I’ve got a decision to make. Arlene and I will make that decision once the party’s made up its mind,” he said in the one-on-one interview. “There’s going to be a contest for the leadership. It’s not going to be a coronation for the leadership. It’s going to be a very competitive, open race. I’m just waiting to hear whether or not I’m allowed to participate in it.”
Is Rae allowed or not, because if he is, he's running and that is becoming a problem? Clarity is required, whether perceived or real.
Great chronology of the Bob Rae evolution here