Fastest way to kill the federal Liberals? Pick McGuinty as leader


Locutus
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OTTAWA – Perhaps the Liberal Party of Canada really is dead, done, gone. And perhaps it deserves to be.

In the wake of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s stunning resignation — a move he effected while shutting down the legislature in the face of censure and scandal — his name is being bandied about by some of those seeking a new federal Liberal leader.

This man, some Grits believe, is just the ticket. He has the heft, the experience, the sheer winning-ness, to go toe-to-toe with Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair. At the very least, McGuinty would make the Liberal leadership race a contest. He’d give Justin Timberlake, sorry Trudeau, a run for his money.


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Nothing could kill the federal Liberals faster than picking Dalton McGuinty as leader | Full Comment | National Post
 
taxslave
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Picking Just in Trudeau would have the same effect, at least in the west.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Picking Just in Trudeau would have the same effect, at least in the west.


because people in the west are just that shallow, unforgiving and pig headed, right?
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

because people in the west are just that shallow, unforgiving and pig headed, right?


Justin's daddy has a lot to answer for
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Justin's daddy has a lot to answer for

He won't answer Justin either....
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Justin's daddy has a lot to answer for


Justin's "daddy" is dead. He won't be answering anything to anyone here, and those still dwelling on things he "did" 40 years ago need to grow up and get a life.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Justin's "daddy" is dead.

Yet his damaging legacy lives on

Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

He won't be answering anything to anyone here, and those still dwelling on things he "did" 40 years ago need to grow up and get a life.


I disagree... Learning from it will reap huge benefits in the future.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
George Santayana.


 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post



I disagree... Learning from it will reap huge benefits in the future.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
George Santayana.


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There's a difference between remembering and dwelling on. Too many out here still dwell on the NEP, and it has been blown out of proportion.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Justin's "daddy" is dead. He won't be answering anything to anyone here, and those still dwelling on things he "did" 40 years ago need to grow up and get a life.

Yep, everyone needs a chance to be "his own man" and perhaps Justin has learned more from Daddy being an A$$hole.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Yep, everyone needs a chance to be "his own man" and perhaps Justin has learned more from Daddy being an A$$hole.


Doubtful
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Doubtful

Maybe - he still deserves the chance! (Don't you find that incessant pessimism makes for a long day?)
 
Johnnny
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Whether its Justin or Dalton running for leadership of the liberals, the party is doomed like when a star starts producing iron...... BOOOM
 
Kreskin
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Yet his damaging legacy lives on




I disagree... Learning from it will reap huge benefits in the future.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
George Santayana.


The legacy looks damn good.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

because people in the west are just that shallow, unforgiving and pig headed, right?

ONce bitten twice shy.
Just in is a lightweight playing on the family name to a friendly audience.
I think Mark Carney, should he decide to run has a much better chance of getting voters in the west to at least look at the Liberal brand.

Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Yep, everyone needs a chance to be "his own man" and perhaps Justin has learned more from Daddy being an A$$hole.

Did you read the interview in MacLeans? He just hasn't got what it takes.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post



Did you read the interview in MacLeans? He just hasn't got what it takes.

It wouldn't hurt my feelings, I just figure he should have a chance to make it or blow it by himself!
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Yet his damaging legacy lives on




I disagree... Learning from it will reap huge benefits in the future.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
George Santayana.


So you're going to blame someone who was 5 at the time these policies were enacted? Kind of immature.

Would you want to be held responsible for things your father may have done while you were a child? I know I wouldn't.

Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post



Did you read the interview in MacLeans? He just hasn't got what it takes.

This criticism makes a hell of a lot more sense as its on him and not his father.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

So you're going to blame someone who was 5 at the time these policies were enacted? Kind of immature.

Would you want to be held responsible for things your father may have done while you were a child? I know I wouldn't.


The Trudeau name is toxic West of Ontario, that's the only message. To be fair to Justin, he is his own man, but his name will hurt him in the West
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

The Trudeau name is toxic West of Ontario, that's the only message. To be fair to Justin, he is his own man, but his name will hurt him in the West

Right or wrong that is a fact.
 
captain morgan
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Fame and notoriety are a 2-way street.... It doesn't always focus on the positives when you need them most
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Justin's "daddy" is dead. He won't be answering anything to anyone here, and those still dwelling on things he "did" 40 years ago need to grow up and get a life.

My dad still gets red faced angry if you mention the name Trudeau. First name doesn't matter. Emotional responses are not always logical. And it wasn't until the late 90s or y2k that Liberals started being elected west of Winnipeg again.

While this reaction will not be universal it is something that will cloud Trudeau more than any other Liberal leader.
 

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