CFN – It’s always interesting to look into what makes politicians tick. Eric Duncan is an unusual politician. It’s rare to see someone as young as he is be so politically smart and ambitious.
Eric is the Wizard pulling the levers of the Big Blue Machine here in this part of Eastern Ontario. He has successfully led his own mayoral race where he smashed his opposition and been behind the overwhelming victories of MP Guy Lauzon (who he also works as executive assistant for) and MPP Jim McDonell.
When I look at young Conservatives I always am boggled. It reminds me of the old saying that if you’re 25 you’d have to be crazy not to be a Communist, and if you’re over 45 Conservative (ok, mangled up that quote!)
For example two Conservatives come to mind; John Baird and Scott Brison. As Mr. Brison evolved politically he came to terms that his values fit the more traditional Canadian mold of the Liberal party while Mr. Baird has stuck it out underneath and behind Stephen Harper.
With Guy Lauzon approaching 70 and the riding overwhelmingly Blue it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Mr. Duncan slip into the MP role come the next election, and with no viable opposition in SD&SG at the moment either candidate or machine wise would probably garner another large win.
Either way it should be most interesting to track and follow Mr. Duncan’s career….