Ottawa Ontario – Back on January 1, 2016, I wrote a blog, part of which said to Conservatives to get over Justin Trudeau and the fact that he beat them. I mentioned that it takes time for a government to fall from grace.
Back then, who can forget all those media stories about how Trudeau would be unbeatable for the next eight years. Do you remember the stories around those who would replace Harper and why the big names might not run; as spending almost a decade in opposition was a long time? At that time, we did see some of the potential big-name candidates decide not to enter the Conservative leadership race.
I also reminded readers of the potential for the Liberals to become arrogant. We are seeing history repeat itself.
Whether you liked or disliked Pierre Trudeau when he was Prime Minister, Justin’s father had a pretty good run for a while, until he became so arrogant that he gave voters the now infamous “Salmon Arm Salute”. The present Trudeau has gone from “sunny ways” to lecturing Canadians on what is good for them and his ministers are even worse. When a leader or a minister assumes they are always right and repeatedly ignores questions and stops listening to the people who elected them, a government is in trouble.
Justin Trudeau is not in the same league as some of our recent Prime Ministers such as Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, Jean Chretien or Stephen Harper. He is pretty much a light weight when compared to them, but he did win by promoting the policies and hopes that Canadians voters wanted to hear. It is now up to the Scheer Conservatives to listen to all Canadians; not just to the base and see if they can take advantage of Justin’s mistakes and arrogance.
When Donald Trump has a higher approval rating than Justin Trudeau; its an opportunity that is too good to miss.