Justin Trudeau & his wife Sophie Gregoire arrive!
It felt more like a coronation than an leadership announcement and certainly was no surprise.
Mrs. Trudeau introduces the man she loves!
The room was packed with faces from many creeds and cultures and lots of media. I’m not sure what to make of it, but mostly it was about Justin Trudeau, his not so secret weapon in wife Sophie Grégoire, an amazing speech and of course the thought if this truly was an historic night.
The speech had it all. It covered the bases. It took some nice swipes at Thomas Mulcair and Stephen Harper, but it really spelled out what could be Justin Trudeau’s game plan which is to capture the huge pools of Canadians that don’t vote; chiefly young people.
It’s a dream that could be a reality as Mr. Trudeau will surely play much stronger with youth and women voters. He’ll play really well in Quebec too I imagine; something that apparently had the NDP on the war path on social media last night.
But like an athlete that moves up to the pros from amateur Justin Trudeau will now have to face the full heat of the Stephen Harper hate machine.
He’ll have to tangle with Thomas Mulcair who probably would’ve done better in the boxing ring that that silly Conservative Senator.
But Justin Trudeau’s biggest obstacle to pulling off a huge political turn around for the Liberal Party of Canada. The party of his father; will be the party itself.
Will Liberals pull together finally after being humiliated in the last election? Will there be petty jealousy and infighting? Have the “old liberals” finally lost their grasp and control and will Justin’s team be able to pull them together.
Terry DiMonte on Justin Trudeau
This time will tell as Justin starts his Red Run.
The Media Scrum
We will be adding video clips as they are loaded.