October 18, 2008

The Obligatory Leadership Post

I intend to stay out of this

but I would like to tell everyone why I think the Liberal Party is in deep shit

Frank McKenna

No Abortion No passable French No Quebec No government...

Bob Rae

"It’s not so much that I’ve changed … It’s the world around us that’s changed"

yup thats Bob Rae in 2008. He hasnt changed. He is the same old Bob Rae...Teachers should start seeing what days off are convenient for them...

Gerard Kennedy

Nice to see "Le Gerard" make an appearance again. his victory over Peggy Nash was impressive, but he is still Gerard Kennedy and my 86 year immigrant Italian grandmother still speaks better French

Michael Ignatieff

Winning is important

Some say winning is everything

The people who ran the Ignatieff campaign are known for...losing

they REALLY know how to lose

I love em to death, but you really have to question the ability of these guys to do anything right, no matter how brilliant their candidate may or may not be.

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10 Commentaires:

Blogger Molly a dit...

The Liberals/wow so out to lunch still, but then they all are. Iggy/Rae will be the death of them, completely, final. McCallum may (at this doddering age) give them a spark. But not likely. Cheers to democracy eh.

10/19/2008 1:33 a.m.  
Blogger Troy Thomas a dit...

And John Manley isn't even worth a comment?

10/19/2008 4:21 a.m.  
Blogger whopitulia a dit...

Yikes. Merde.

10/19/2008 8:12 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

it is worth mentioning that the wonderful people who ran ignatieff's last campaign are the john manley people

10/19/2008 8:58 a.m.  
Blogger Local Grit a dit...

Kennedy can learn better French (not that it matters as the Liberal Pary is dead in Quebec for a generation and the West is the Future and Quebec is the past...anyways)

10/19/2008 12:11 p.m.  
Blogger DivaRachel a dit...

Thanks for your always interesting perspective. I said this during the 2006 leadership and I'll say it again. Quebec will not go back to voting liberal for another 10 years. There is no point in choosing a Leader to court QC. Lets be practical.

10/19/2008 2:32 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

thats the spirit local grit!

10/19/2008 2:32 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Divarachel,

I think you are wrong

the Liberals increased their popular vote in Quebec this past election and won more seats in Quebec then they did in Western Canada, despite picking the worst possible leader for quebec.

The federalist vote competes here in Quebec now, as the days of a federalist vote united are over.

giving up on Quebec would be a big mistake

10/19/2008 2:37 p.m.  
Blogger Local Grit a dit...

No need to give up on Quebec, but the days of building the Liberal Party to have core appeal to Quebec is over. The next census will give the West even more seats and make Quebec less relevant for a majority government.

A new leader and polices that are in tune with Western philosophy will make it easier for the Liberals to pick up seats in and around Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton and Vancouver than around Quebec City.

The Liberal party needs to accept the fact that Western Canada is the future of Canada and adapt to that fact. We must still court federalist voters in Quebec, but must make just as much effort to get votes where the population is and that is in the ever growing Western provinces, where there are more than just 75 seats.

10/20/2008 1:24 p.m.  
Blogger leftdog a dit...

As a non-Libber, I am not here to cause trouble. Being a political junkie I am here to get my fix. That being understood, I want to agree with Antonio that for the Libs to think they can regain the government benches without Quebec, well ... it's not going to happen and Libs better listen to Antonio's voice on this one.

My question to local grit concerns what he and other libs (especially in Ontario and Atlantic Canada) think about Ralph Goodale from my home province of Saskatchewan. I know Ralph from around town and he is a good honest man. Libs could do a lot worse than Ralph.

His French is a liability ... however .. I am told that he was in French immersion last July somewhere in Quebec.

Just curious and open to comments.

10/20/2008 4:02 p.m.  

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