CFN – The PC party in Ontario is in a total conundrum. Not since the Mike Harris days has the potential for control of Canada’s largest province been so close yet so far away.
It’s enough of a conundrum that there is a growing movement to dump leader Tim Hudak.
There’s even a new Facebook page devoted to having a leadership review of Mr. Hudak at the next party meeting.
It’s rolling into the regional news issue of the week; especially in Social Media.
With voters frustrated with a scandal ridden Liberal government many feel Mr. Hudak does not have what it takes to get over the hump. In fact the lone PC win in the last by elections was credited more to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford pushing than Mr. Hudak. This in spite of a Liberal party that chose as its successor to fallen Premier Dalton McGuinty, someone that essentially embraced the former Preme’s values. In other words; full steam ahead; same as yesterday.
Personally when I saw the way Mr. Hudak handled meetings during the last election and then was barred from attending a meeting a shiver ran down my back the prospect of him running our province. If you fear the media and need to control meets ups with local merchants to spin a message you’re in dark waters already.
Judging from the Chatter online it sounds like I’m not the only Ontario voter needing a sweater. In fact many PC’s locally have echoed their own frustrations with his leadership. One shared it was like having a fancy new hunting rifle and not showing up with any bullets.
And while many PC loyalists are afraid of the Liberals calling a snap election during a race the pragmatists are arguing that they can’t win with Hudak what is he difference?
The voter turnout for the PC party was strong in the five by elections; but they only resulted in one victory. That is not the stuff that majority governments are made of.
What do you think PC viewers of CFN? Can your team win with Tim Hudak as leader and do you think there will be change? You can post your comments below.