What's the Big Idea?
Well it took three and a half months, but it can finally be said – the Liberal leadership race is starting to get interesting. Now the entire thing is scheduled to last for 151 days, which coincidentally is the gestation period for a baboon. Justin Trudeau is the front runner, and then we got Marc Garneau and Martha Hall Findlay. And then rounding out the bunch is a very exciting group; there's the woman with the hair like this and the woman with hair like that, and then the grumpy lady, the tall guy and the not-so-tall guy. One other candidate George Takach recently dropped out and endorsed Justin, which is pretty cool because I think he's the gay guy who played Sulu on Star Trek.
But sadly the race is getting interesting for all the wrong reasons. The candidates are starting to feast on one another. Garneau and Hall Findlay are attacking Justin. Now this is important in politics because if Justin does win, the other parties will need footage of Liberals attacking him if they want to destroy him.
But what's really interesting is now we have a senior Harper cabinet minister entering the fray which normally isn’t done. Jason Kenney says that Trudeau shouldn't lead any national party because before politics all he did was work as a school teacher. Bit of a gamble because not everyone dislikes school teachers, just people who’ve had a bad one. But really Jason Kenney shouldn't pull on that string because the only thing he did before politics was work as a lobbyist. And yes, while teachers may not be that popular, lobbyist is worse. That’s like two notches below puppy mill owner.
So, I would like to say that the reason the race is getting interesting is because of big ideas. No such luck. It’s getting interesting because the mud is starting to fly in all directions. So my advice to the Liberal party is to take a page from the NDP book. During this race keep the bad blood behind closed doors.
And my advice to Justin, yes school teacher is on your resume but so is punching Patrick Brazeau in the head. Lead with that and then do yourself a favour and come up with an idea.
Posted: 05/03/2013 10:56:52 PM | with 0 comments