A true warrior uses his brain. Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest boxers in history. He wasn’t a flash in the pan or a shooting star. He had a long and gloried career. He wasn’t Joe Louis,but he could knock you out. He could dazzle you. He could head f*** you too.
Ali fought George Foreman. Foreman was young and a monster. He destroyed opponents. Facing this juggernaut Ali decided to “Rope a Dope”. He got into Foreman’s head. He let him feel like he was winning. He let Foreman pummel him and took everything George could dish out. He did it quietly and with bravado.
He did it on his terms. He controlled the agenda even while taking a beating.
Could 2010 be the year that Michael Ignatieff ropes Stephen Harper? Mr. Ignatieff is on tour across Canada now speaking at Universities to the leaders of our future; our youth. He’s talking about the issues and taking questions. Like Ali in those late rounds of the fight, he’s now starting to jab back.
The Poll numbers are now starting to tip as the pendulum swings. Mr. Harper has committed himself to mediocrity, and in the eyes of many Canadians shown himself to be cowardly and not willing to fight his opponents.
Sure proroguing isn’t unique. Sure it’s been done by Liberal governments; but has it ever been done as a strategic move designed to hide at the expense of over 30 bills?
The term “Storm Trooper” was devised to describe Canadian Troops after their ability to spear head attacks in WWI and WWII. Canadians have a reputation of not backing down from a fight. We’re not the biggest or have the shiniest toys, but guts we have never had a shortage of.
Spin in the media rolls many ways, but you really can’t fool the public. There are many things that can be said about all of the political leaders in play right now, but nothing can change the history created by Mr. Harper and his repeated shutting down of parliament when the going got tough for him.
Great strategy, but gutless.
The difference between winners and losers has always been how you deal with adversity. Mr. Harper’s reaction to date has been to take his ball, go home, and spend a lot of money on attack ads on his perceived enemies; usually on the dime of we taxpayers.
What do you think Canada?
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