I'm curious about having someone move from provincial politics to federal politics to become leader. Does anyone know if their is a popular MLA or Minister in the Ontario's Liberals who could make the jump or if there are any federal Liberals within the Quebec Liberals who would have a shot?
Why Ontario's Liberals or Quebec's Liberals? That's the strike against Ralph Goodale. Oh well....
A Conservative from outside of Central Canada. Yeah....but a Liberal PM from outside of Central
Canada? Hard to imagine. Why though?
The fact that both of us have to ask these questions just doesn't make the Liberal Party seem
very Liberal, does it? Back of the bus. Move along, etc...seems to be the way the wind blows
for Liberal Leaders if they're from the east or west of Ontario & Quebec it seems.
The party has a "problem" because they've tried so hard not to be conservative they've moved over to where the NDP is. They need to either move back to the middle or join with the NDP. Getting a new leader doesn't change those options.
In the years after the disintegration of Yugoslavia, he was a rare example on the international stage (via the BBC and Harvard) of muscular liberalism. Indeed, a post-9/11 think-piece by a Boston Globe writer put Ignatieff in the same neo-imperialist group as me and Charles Krauthammer. The price he paid for the toxic chalice of the Liberal Party was that he would no longer do it his way but only the brain-dead cobwebbed conventional Grit establishment's way, and he wound up taking the blows anyway, without the compensating thought that that he had at least to his own self been true. It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world. But for Stornaway?
Maybe he and Dion could manage the party together, just a thought.
The only person they have left if he is left after today is young Trudeau
and face it he is not ready. The Liberal Party has become not only an
arrogant machine it became a dogmatic arrogant machine and it is not
being destroyed it is in all likely hood going to implode.
Next the Conservatives, they are an arrogant social conservative machine
that will likely not get anything that looks like a majority until they become
a fiscal rather than socially conservative.
The NDP if it makes the official opposition, they will be forced to give up
their last vestiges of being a movement and become a full fledged party.
If they attain power and are not careful they too will become another one
of those arrogant machines.
This is the Canadian way. The one thing I have always believed the
conservatives and the New Democrats have always had a set of principles
to follow like them or not, the Liberals on the other hand lacked the central
principles of the others and for a while it served their cause, but those days
are no more.