As you may or may not know, 14 people are running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. Who am I kidding? The chances of anyone actually knowing anything about this race are very slim. It hasn’t really captured the imagination of the public. I had just one wish for the Conservative Party. And no it’s not what you were thinking. I was hoping that for the sake of this once great political machine that whoever was running for the leadership would be able to string a sentence together or articulate a vision for the future. No such luck.
I have watched all of the debates. If you haven’t, that’s fine. Why would you? Or better yet, how could you? The Ottawa debate was held at three o’clock on a Friday afternoon. Who has time to watch a debate at three o’clock on a Friday afternoon? The only people who watched were myself, Rosie Barton and people in hospital too weak to change the channel.
It is clear, half the candidates are not in it for Canada, they’re in it for themselves. They just want to hear their own voice and see their own name in the newspaper. Which is fine but that’s what community theatre is for.
If this party wants to create any excitement, if they want to start having real debates, they need to streamline. May I suggest each one of the candidates, they look themselves in the mirror and ask three deeply personal questions. Am I harming my party? Am I in this for myself? Am I a total idiot who has no chance of winning? Three yesses and you’re out. If each of the candidates takes this test tonight, tomorrow that party will have six candidates and a race worth watching.
Posted: 08/03/2017 9:19:46 AM | with 0 comments