This weekend’s Liberal convention was kinda interesting. Not a lot of surprises. I think my biggest one was seeing Keith Beardsley firing arrows on behalf of his team for IPolitics. Dr. Evil, one of Canada’s master point floaters and political communicators seemed to be looking for a target.
And kudos for the Liberals for not giving too clear of one at this point. Dalton McGuinty made a fine speech; one that leaves the door open to him potentially being “the Guy”.
Bob Rae is acting like “the Guy” and could be “the Guy”, but probably won’t be “the Guy”.
I have a hunch “the Guy” or “the Girl” wasn’t focused on this weekend? Or they were? The Harperites favorite prey are Liberals. The destruction of the party is one of their top priorities; the cherry on the cake, and something that keeps the party faithful
fearful loyal to Herr Harper.
I think though that if you take bits of each of the potential leaders speech the message is very very strong and good news for those who already have had enough of Harper rule.
As for Stephen Harper and his strategists they too will be conjuring up who they’d prefer to be their opponent in this next election; one that could keep them in power for at least two more terms and crush the life out of the Liberals completely or see them out of office.
That’s what’s at stake. I think this Medicare summit will tell you if Mr. Harper wants Mr. McGuinty as his opponent or fears him. If Harper wants to take on the Ontario Premier you’ll see Dalton star in these tricky negotiations for the future of Healthcare in Canada. If Mr. Harper is afraid of Dalton it’s going to be messy and ugly. It’s something I know that we’ll be following as should all Canadians because healthcare and Medicare in particular should be one of the big issues in our lives and something that goes into deciding who we vote for.
What do you think Canada? You can post your comment below. And now let’s have a fun poll!
Who do you think will be the next Federal Liberal Leader?