So...does anyone take this guy seriously?
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/09/07/justin-trudeau-a-liberal-lightweight-chris-selley/Still, there is no getting around it: Objectively speaking, on that stage, Mr. Trudeau would be a conspicuous lightweight.
Politics, however, is rarely objective. In 2010, I watched Mr. Trudeau give a frankly ridiculous speech in support of George Smithermanâ€™s run for mayor of Toronto. â€œAround the world, thereâ€™s a battle going on between the politics of fear and division, and the politics of hope and responsibility,â€ he thundered, casting the entirely conventional and not very likeable Mr. Smitherman as some kind of inspirational Obama figure. â€œCanadians are better than that. Torontonians are better than that. We will not be divided. We will not be turned against ourselves. We will not sit and fear and cower about what the future may hold!â€
Such grandiose oratory for a mayoral election! I was trying not to laugh. But many of the Liberals in the room were trying hard not to faint.