Yup, I talked to quite a few people who specifically mentioned Bob Rae. They let that boogeyman scare them into voting for someone even worse, who we're now stuck with.The NDP clearly had the momentum to at least turn the PC lead into minority terriory, but it was halted largely by both the PC and Liberal machines fearmongering about Bob Rae. That old trick still works.
Actually, they didn't do as horribly as many of us were led to expect from all the "NDP back to the fringes in Quebec" mewling--held on to a quarter of a vote and a solid second place. I think the less-than-landslide for the Libs was more surprising--the combined NDP and (overachieving) Green vote came close to outpolling them.Losing in Outremont is a blow for the NDP.
Agree with the first part. He is a quiet, humble and competent leader. Not exciting, just able.Why would someone be excited about Scheer?
Why would someone be excited about Scheer? He plays footsie with white supremacists and thinks he can be some right wing populist.
You don't think the above quote might come off as arrogant, condescending and inept? Just asking.........For Liberal voters, arrogance, flamboyance, selfies, condescension, corruption and ineptness are viewed as assets. Anything that appeals to a teen aged mentality voter.
Would this be the same man who got elected leader by tens of thousands of instant conservatives who just happen to be dairy farmers in Quebec?Agree with the first part. He is a quiet, humble and competent leader. Not exciting, just able.
If those are the worst attributes of a potential Scheer administration you can think of, I'd say Canadians would be doing mighty fine well for themselves by electing him in. I'll take dull, meek and boring any day over the drama teacher.You don't think the above quote might come off as arrogant, condescending and inept? Just asking.........
Would this be the same man who got elected leader by tens of thousands of instant conservatives who just happen to be dairy farmers in Quebec?
Who then publicly made a snide reference to same while drinking milk at a public event?
Would this be the guy who was lobbied tireless by SNC-Lavalin and had nothing bad to say about them or what they were lobby for until the Liberals found themselves (rightly) in hot water over this?
Would this be the guy who in the wake of a tragic mass shooting in New Zealand so muddled a statement of sympathy and solidarity that it had to be re-issued later.
Would this be the guy who can't seem to distance himself from Faith Goldy (white nationalist); and who seem to accept an apocryphal story about Hillary Clinton's (false) linkage to a pedophile ring?
* none of the above should be construed an an endorsement of Trudeau......it isn't. Just the popping of a balloon full of hot air.